The Port Orford cedar is a culturally significant tree to native American cultures in the southern Oregon region who used it for building sweat lodges and ceremonial structures. But because of the repeated fires that have affected the Oregon region in recent years, the cedar woods are threatened, weakening biodiversity as well as local communities. 


Supported project

In 2021-2022, L’OCCITANE USA and The L’OCCITANE Foundation are supporting the reforestation project of the association ONE TREE PLANTED, which will contribute to the achievement of the United Nations development objectives. In fact, this project will help to provide much-needed shade to kill the gorse, a fire prone invasive weed that is spreading rapidly in the area and will keep water temperatures lower during the summer months. The trees will filter runoff from working lands and restore wood life in the area to help improve aquatic habitats. This project will also improve the quality of the municipal drinking water source for the town of Langlois.

Re-vegetation with a mix of native trees and shrubs will maintain species diversity and prevent catastrophic wildfires. The planting of disease resistant tree species will help to bolster the native population.

Some figures


Budget 17,466 euros

Result 20,000 planted trees

Result 19.7 regenerated hectares