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The Laudato Tree Project was conceived by the Society of African Missions (SMA) as a living legacy to
Pope Francis’ environmental and development encyclical Laudato Si’.

Inaugurated in 2018 by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, the project’s partners include:
The Tree Council of Ireland

United Nations
The African Union


Acting locally, thinking globally


The Laudato Tree Project is Ireland’s contribution to the Great Green Wall, 
an incredible global initiative to plant 8,000km of trees, spanning 13 countries, right across Africa and to establish a mosaic of greened areas in the Sahel region south of the Sahara.

While the trees you help us plant in Africa will combat the destructive impact of climate change, we must also practice what we preach. So, as a statement of intent that we are serious about tackling climate change and meeting our own greenhouse targets your generous donations will also help plant trees in Ireland – a country with one of the lowest forest coverage levels in Europe.

Project Partners


Registered in Ireland No: 111380
Charity No: CHY 6799
CRA No: 20013417

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