Evertreen ensures a robust monitoring protocol for your reforestation project. The following summarizes the key steps used by our tree-planting partner, Edenprojects, to monitor and verify tree planting, survivorship, and growth over time, as well as assess the socioeconomic impact of its reforestation projects.
Mapping and Field Verification
of the Site Boundary
The field teams will map a precise boundary of the planting site using
handheld GPS units.The field teams will document pre-intervention site
The field teams will take geotagged photos at the planting sites
embedded with the site coordinates. Permanent photo monitoring
points will be established to provide a time series of site conditions.
Pre-intervention: to document site conditions prior to any planting
activity or intervention by field teams. Planting: during planting to
document the planting activity. Post-intervention: at 6-month
increments starting immediately after planting and to continue for at
least three years following project completion to document plant
establishment and growth.
Drone Mapping *
Drones will be used when available to produce high resolution
aerial imagery of our reforestation sites tomonitor forest growth and establishment. When possible, we will use orthomosaic site maps to
better understand pre-intervention conditions andcarefully plan our
reforestation efforts, monitor tree growth, and
better manage the planting efforts to ensure a proper and complete
monitoring protocol of your reforestation project and its success.
*Drone mapping / use is not available in all of the countries we operate in.
Field teams will record the number of trees planted. Field teams will
conduct semi-random forest inventory circle plots to measure tree
Regular socioeconomic surveys will be administered by field staff to
measure the socioeconomic impact ofreforestation projects on local
livelihoods. The same survey will be administered at regular intervals
following project completion to measure the impact ofthe project on the
livelihoods of local communities.