The natural world is in crisis
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Connecting lovers of music and nature
Transforming the impacts of the music sector through creativity and reforestation
The tree that gives voice to the strings is facing extinction
Deforestation in the Atlantic Forest has wreaked havoc on pernambuco trees, with 93% of the forest decimated and fewer than 2,000 trees left in their natural habitat.
We are reconnecting with the forests that have sustained music, at a time when they desperately need our protection.
Pernambuco is part of a wholesome ecosystem
This iconic tree is endangered, along with many other species of the Atlantic Forest, such as the heart-tongue frog, 13 bird species and red-handed howler monkeys.
Pernambuco is an excellent species for carbon-capture and benefits other species. It provides shade for trees such as cacao and coffee, and has the ability to fix nitrogen that is shared with the ecosystem.
In the initial phase, our partners worked together to grow 50,000 pernambuco trees. They are grown from seed to sapling at the University of Espírito Santo, and distributed to Indigenous communities, farmers, urban restoration projects and schools, to be nurtured until they reach maturity.
We urgently need your help
We don’t have much time to save the Trees of Music, but we have all the tools and skills to make it happen.
Help us fund this urgent project, and earn rewards.
If you are an individual or organisation connected to music, register to become a Trees of Music ambassador or official partner.