Planting Trees in Chiapas

Zapatistas planting neem trees

Planting tress is an important and growing priority of the Zapatista Mayan communities  which rely on trees for 100% of their fuel and much of their housing.  In light of these realities, Schools for Chiapas is now cooperating in the creation of tropical tree nurseries, often in association with community-based, indigenous schools.

These exciting new nursery and reforestation efforts provide Mayan communities with medicinal trees such as Neem, fruit trees like coffee and citrus, construction grade bamboo, and other trees native to Chiapas, such as Ramon, Teak and Mahogany. For more information about these reforestation projects, we invite you to browse the links in this section:

Plant nurseries

Neem: The People’s Pharmacy

Reviving the Ax tree

Individuals and organizations looking to neutralize their carbon footprint through the planting of trees (in other words, anyone who wishes to help save Mother Earth!) are welcome to support the community-directed nursery and reforestation programs of the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico.  

Click here to make a donation that will go towards the planting of trees in the mountains and jungles of Chiapas, Mexico.