Forest health and biodiversity are critical to the health and survival of people and planet. But today, forests face a multitude of threats, including cutting, diseases, fires, drought and other conditions caused by global warming. By growing redwoods and other native trees in Teravana’s foggy and rainy climate, we are helping regenerate old-growth forests in Northern California and creating holistic ecosystems for plants, animals, insects and people.
The vision of the Living Library project is to steward a sanctuary that can serve as a model for realizing the interconnected nature of humans and trees, benefiting health, ecology and economics.
These trees when planted alongside native species play a vital role in restoring habitat, diversifying ecology, resilience to wildfire and restoring the watershed.
Time tested ancient genetics will support adaptation to and survival of the current and future climate.
A Living Library allows for learning and iteration on how best to care for and restore habitat.
The Living Library nursery will soon benefit from reforestation in Northern California beyond Teravana, providing tens of thousands of trees to be planted where they are needed most. Trees will provide protection to the local Russian River Watershed and benefit the ecosystem and survival of endangered coho and steelhead salmon.
By replanting what was lost to logging, we hope to restore champion trees like the giant coastal redwoods and sequoias, which call rain to the land and provide food and shelter for the birds, mammals, and insects needed to keep this ecosystem diverse and thriving.
These giant trees also sequester more carbon than other trees, making them critical at this point in human history.
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