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About Million Trees Foundation

What started with a simple vision has now become an ever-evolving organization. Discover the values driving Million Trees Foundation, dig into our history, and learn more about our leadership.

Who We Are

Million Trees Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of the seven critical watersheds namely: Angat, Ipo, Kaliwa, La Mesa, Laguna Lake, Umiray, and Upper Marikina including Manila Bay through regular tree-planting and environmental conservation projects. Its key aim is to ensure the Annual Million Trees Challenge (AMTC) is sustained for its five-year duration and beyond.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Our Roots

One Million Tree Foundation’s origin traces back to the Annual Million Tree Challenge which was launched on 18 February 2017 by then MWSS Administrator PDDG Reynaldo V. Velasco.

It is a five-year watershed rehabilitation project to benefit seven critical watersheds namely: Angat, Ipo, Kaliwa, La Mesa, Laguna Lake, Umiray, and Upper Marikina including Manila Bay through the planting of one million trees yearly.

What We Do

Million Trees Foundation is advocating for the planting of bamboos along river banks; and narra and ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) trees in the other areas. It will also push for the massive planting of bamboos along riverbanks in Marikina and Laguna Lake. Bamboos help absorb excess water, cut soil losses, and minimize soil erosion. The foundation is not only concerned with tree-planting, reforestation, and environmental sustainability but also to provide livelihood opportunities to people, particularly those in the communities through our tree-planting advocacy.

How We Work (Programs)


One of the ways you can support our foundation is through our official MILLION TREE items and memorabilia that are uniquely designed for practicality and functionality. With every purchase, you are greatly contributing to further the cause of our foundation.


We have partnered with the country’s finest eco-friendly shops, online and offline, to strengthen our foundation’s advocacy. Do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the shops listed below to find out the deals and promotions we have in store for you!


  • COMPANY: We are open to become your company’s partner in your CSR efforts. To know more about this, please send an e-mail to mtfoundation.inc@gmail.com and someone from our team will get in touch with you soon!


  • INDIVIDUAL: If you are a private individual or a small group looking to work on a project or partner that is in line with our cause, kindly send us an e-mail atmtfoundation.inc@gmail.com. We are excited to work with you!


Can’t personally plant your tree? Let our Gubat Guardians do it for you! Our mighty guardians are highly trained to plant, nourish, and grow your tree from start to finish. They are even well-oriented to document your tree’s progress and update you quarterly! How convenient, right? This is why we need more Gubat Guardians to add to our team and WE NEED YOUR HELP. 


We have partnered with local LGUs to strengthen The MILLION TREES FOUNDATION’s thrust to rehabilitate and restore, not just the country’s main watersheds, but also green zones such as parks all over the metro. Click here to learn more.