South-Central Mexico

Forestmatic and Forests For Monarchs partner for tree planting operations in Mexico, targeting forest restoration and conservation, while protecting the Monarch butterfies.


Forestmatic x Forests For Monarchs

Every year, Forests for Monarchs (FFM), a program of La Cruz Habitat Protection Project Inc., works with their local team to collect seeds from existing trees by hand, followed by a nursing process from seed to sapling in the safety of their local established tree nursery. Once saplings are ready to be planted, they are transported to local communities or ejidos and planted with their participation on communal land where they will be looked after, maintained and protected until maturity.

Tree Nursery

With dedicated tree nurseries, seeds are nurtured from seedlings into saplings, before being planted in designated, geo-referenced planting sites.

Quality Assessment

After being planted in accordance with the Framework Species Method, trees are individually tracked and digitized for assessment of quality conditions and survival rates.

Proof of Planting

We provide 1 capture as proof-of-planting of all trees planted that have been positively assessed.

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Beyond a
Carbon Offset Project.

Every year the eastern monarch butterfly migrates up to 2500 miles from the US and Canada where they breed to central Mexico to hibernate. Climate change in both their breeding grounds and hibernation grounds coupled with deforestation in Mexico and the conversion of grassland to farmland in the USA and Canada poses threats to this migration.

Wildlife Conservation

Carbon Sequestration

Migration Protection

Local Employment

Forests For Monarchs Project

A glimpse into the world of our partners and the work they are championing with our collaborative tree-planting projects.

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The Project Description

Since the late 1990s, the monarch butterfly population has fallen dramatically. Through Forests for Monarchs, land is reforested in and around the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve where millions of monarchs spend each winter, and in the Highland Lakes watershed area in Michoacán, Mexico, with the goal of helping to conserve the monarch butterfly winter habitat while aiding the surrounding communities in creating a sustainable livelihood supported by good forest stewardship.

A key focus is protecting and restoring the resilience of the monarch butterfly habitats and biodiversity by stimulating regenerative ecological processes. This project promotes functional diversity and species recruitment with the direct employment of local communities through our partners on the ground. Agroforestry operations are implemented through workshops & active involvement of local communities.

Thanks to sampled direct measurements and an analysis of estimated carbon sequestration, we estimate each tree can contribute to sequestering an average of 36,69Kg CO2e over a 10 years period. Estimations & Conversions

Project SDGs

By supporting this work, we are directly contributing to 3 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (U.N.). As a recognized actor by the U.N. of the “Decade on Ecosystem Restoration” we are proud to promote Decent Work & Economic Growth (SDG 8), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life on Land (SDG 15), and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).

Price per Tree

Project Pricing

3.10 /tree

starting at 100 trees

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2.10 /tree

starting at 1000 trees

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starting at 3000 trees

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