Operation: Borneo

Kinabatangan river

While fast growing trees in Borneo offers some of the fastest C02 sequestration rates (converting C02 into carbon ) the land preparation labor efforts required are high as invasive vines must be cleared by hand

Operation Focus

We focus on mosaic reforestation, replanting damaged patches along the edges of the Kinabatangan river securing a buffer and helping hold back illegal  palm-oil plantation creep.

Site B: Planting location


Fast growing vines rapidly overwhelm exposed areas and choke young trees. This undergrowth has to be cleared prior to planting - and then revisited every 3-4 months.

Local inspectors

Each and every tree planted is geo-tracked. Local wildlife is abundant and a constant reminder of why we are doing what we do.

Species Focus

In Borneo we are planting a combination of fast growing, pioneering species such as Nauclea subdita and flood buffer species such as Molotus muticus together with true forest giants such as Dillenia borneensis and Octomeles sumatrana that will go on to live for centuries. In total we plant 22 species.

Dillenia borneensis

Large tropical tree growing up to 40 meters high in dense primary forest as well as more open, secondary formations.

Molotus muticus

A fast growing mangrove forest species known locally as the "swamp tree" or "salong apid"  which serves as a forest buffer to secure the solid for less robust species.

Nauclea subdita

Nauclea subdita or Bongkol is a robust mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall, which thrives in disturbed habitat. Young leaves can be used to treat stomach ache.

Octomeles sumatrana

A fast growing forest giant reaching a height of over 60 meters with buttresses up to 6 meters wide. A important soil stabilizer and pioneer forest tree.