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One Print, One Tree

Printing you can feel good about. For every print order placed with Canva, we plant a tree – it’s a simple idea with a big impact.

Our impact so far

6.3 million

trees planted

5,300

people benefited

10,615

hectares of land under planned restoration

275+

plant species across 13 countries

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How it works

  1. Your order gets a tree. Every time you print with Canva, your order will unlock a tree to be planted at one of our 18 locations, across 11 countries.
  2. Your tree finds a home. We work with accredited reforestation organisation, Reduce. Reuse. Grow(opens in a new tab or window), to find the perfect planting site for your tree to create biodiversity and wildlife restoration.
  3. Your tree is planted. Our local communities and farmers plant your tree, bringing back vitality to their landscape so they can farm more sustainably.

Why plant trees?

Canva is on a mission to heal the planet so local communities and farmers can farm more sustainably.

By planting and protecting trees, we’re improving water retention, biodiversity and habitat protection while creating opportunities in agriculture and agroforestry.

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Man planting trees in Mt Sinaka

What are we planting?

We’re planting native species to restore essential, threatened ecosystems.

To foster plant diversity, we’ve planted over 205 different native tree species from Ficus to Balete trees to the Afzelia Quanzensis.

How are we protecting endangered species?

One Print, One Tree plants also protect endangered species by saving their habitats.

This is the focal point of our tree planting site in the Philippines, which is supporting local communities to find habitats for endangered species such as the Philippine Eagle and Philippine Crocodile.

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A photo of a Philippine Eagle soaring in the sky, wings stretched out

Saving the Philippines Eagle

We’ve partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to protect the endangered Philippines Eagle. We’re committed to ensuring its survival, the biodiversity it represents, and the sustainable use of our forest resources for future generations to enjoy.

The Philippine Eagle — the national bird of the Philippines — is one of the rarest eagles in the world. It is a giant bird of prey that’s listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with an estimated number of only 400 pairs left in the wild. The Eagles are threatened daily by human activities — the forest is their only home.

Unfortunately, illegal logging and irresponsible use of resources have resulted in the disappearance of their forest habitat, with at least one Philippine eagle being killed every year. As more of our forest is lost, Philippine Eagles go farther from their usual hunting grounds in search of prey to hunt. This rare and majestic bird species can be found nowhere else but in the Philippines. Losing the species to extinction would also mean that the world is losing a precious biological heritage.

Meet the Communities

The Philippines

Once nearly completely covered with forest, the Philippines has dwindled to less than 20% of its original coverage. To help address this, Canva Print has partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation to establish Project ReGAIN. Working in the Davao region, this project aims to restore the area’s diminishing ancient forests and combat biodiversity loss.

Here’s how Canva Print will make a difference in this region:

  • Trees planted: 3 million trees
  • Site size: 1,200 hectares
  • Species: 60+ tree species
  • Employing: 180 Indigenous people
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Tanzania

In partnership with the Tanzania Forest Service and local NGOs, Canva Print is involved in the Project FOREST initiative.

The project aims to restore forests, enhance water sources, and promote sustainable practices in Tanzania’s Usambara Mountains, a critical hotspot for global biodiversity. The planting methodologies involve establishing community tree nurseries, implementing afforestation programs with local species, and diversifying livelihoods through climate-resilient agriculture.

Here’s a snapshot of the impact this initiative will have in Tanzania:

  • Trees planted: 6 million trees
  • Site size: 3,750 hectares
  • Species: 23 native tree species
  • Employing: Approximately 1,000 locals

Malawi

Malawi's Dzalanyama Forest Reserve is facing a significant threat of deforestation. This is due to the production of illegal charcoal, a primary energy source for around 90% of Malawi citizens. While more electric infrastructure is a long-term goal, our work in Malawi focuses on addressing the dual challenge of conserving the forest while meeting charcoal demands. The project envisions long-term environmental and local livelihood benefits by educating communities and implementing sustainable planting and management strategies.

Here’s the impact this project is having in Malawi:

  • Trees planted: 1,424,000 trees
  • Site size: 890 hectares
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“A successful initiative would show you a forest teaming with biodiversity, Indigenous stewards benefitting from that healthy forest, and water flowing constantly from healthy rivers. It’s restoring how it was in the olden days, where people and biodiversity live harmoniously together, and each nurturing each other’s lives."

Dr. Jayson Ibañez

Director for Operations, Philippine Eagle Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we are not physically planting trees ourselves. We have partnered with Reduce. Reuse. Grow. Inc. (RRG), a Sustainability-as-a-Service business that operates programs to help offset impacts from print, consumer packaged goods, and technology industries.


RRG will manage the tree planting process on our behalf. By working in these countries, not only will Canva be contributing to the fight against climate change by planting carbon-sequestering forests and mangroves, but we’ll also be delivering ecological and social benefits to the local populations.


Our partners in these restoration efforts employ local villagers in these planting and forestry protection activities, creating an economic boost.

RRG will manage the tree planting process on our behalf and select the most appropriate locations to plant, all over the world. We will expand on these planting locations each year.

These sites were chosen because they allow us to maximize the environmental benefit we deliver while also driving positive impacts to the residents of the regions in which we plant.


It is essential to be committed to and work alongside local villages and communities to achieve a successful and longstanding reforestation effort. Our partners utilize an “Employ to Plant” methodology to benefit the members in the local communities in which your order benefits. Through steady employment, impoverished villagers can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, medicine, and ultimately realize the benefits of having a healthy forest to sustain their community.

As our program continues to grow, together with RRG we will be introducing new restoration sites around the world.

RRG will ensure the planting of native trees that are appropriate for the site. Our partners will never plant or introduce any invasive species. At times, sites will include the planting of a percentage of agroforestry species for sustainable community use.

This is dependent on the region in which we are planting. The answer is either commercial nurseries or direct seed collection. For this first year, most of our seeds will be collected by the local villagers from nearby remnant forests. If required to supplement the collected seeds, seeds are purchased from local, trusted seed banks. All of Canva’s seedlings are grown at restoration partner-specific, local nurseries to ensure quality and germination rates.

The majority of Canva’s print order-generated projects are on government land that is under the direct authority of the local community. Some of our smaller-scale agroforestry projects in Haiti are on private land owned by farmers.

The trees are owned by the local communities who actively participated in the restoration of their regional forest. One exception is when agroforestry trees are planted on land owned by local farmers. In such cases, the farmers own the trees along with the proceeds from the trees.

RRG has a network of restoration partners who will work with people from the local community to recruit planting teams. It is our goal to plant trees as well as alleviate extreme poverty. Work will be given to people living below the poverty line in those communities in order to create a reliable source of income for them and their families.

The various planting methods we use include singling or farmer-managed natural regeneration, seed balls, seedling nursery, bare-root transfers, and mangrove propagule planting.

As soon as possible. Sometimes it will be as soon as three months until your tree is in the ground. This depends on the country your tree is allocated to and the seasonality for planting.

We make every effort to ensure the forest we plant becomes permanent and sustainable. For our work in the Philippines and Tanzania, our restoration partners work carefully with all levels of government to secure written agreements designating the restoration sites as protected in perpetuity and we do not plant in logging areas.


In the case of our work in Malawi, we’re planting trees for legal and sustainable charcoal production, in order to counter illegal charcoal production in the region. These practices contribute to preserving the old growth forest.

A percentage of seedling and propagule mortality is inevitable. What RRG has discovered is mortality becomes irrelevant as natural regeneration begins to occur and begins to multiply impact. At mangrove sites, natural regeneration typically exceeds 200% of the original number planted. The same is true of the dry deciduous sites in Madagascar.

As of 1 August 2022, we’ve planted 2.4 million trees. This number is constantly evolving as we commit to planting more trees.

No. We source paper from sustainable sources, separate from our reforestation projects.