Keep the sounds of the forest growing
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The pernambuco tree is critically endangered, and with it the future of classical music

You can help empower rural farmers to reforest the Atlantic Forest, and conserve the longevity of classical music and make the bow making industry sustainable.

Bows have been made from this uniquely resonant wood for three centuries, but for how much longer?

  • Plant 50,000 trees

  • Reforest 150 water springs

  • Train 70 farmers to grow pernambuco trees

As featured on BBC Radio 3, The Strad & Globo TV


Deforestation has shrunk the Brazilian Atlantic Forest by 93%. Logging for bows has devastated pernambuco populations in the remaining fragments.

This unique species and hundreds of others will be lost without urgent action to save this precious biome.

Who are we?

Classical musicians, music lovers and ecologists collaborating to support reforestation through performance, education and action.

Join us to protect the trees of music.

Download the project pdf or visit RAIN for more information.



  • £25 plants 30 trees
  • £400 to reforest a spring

The full cost is £60,000.

The spring/summer fundraiser for £12,000 covers stage 1 until October.

For businesses partner inquiries, please contact us via the Trees of Music website.




Photo credits: Weston MacKinnon, Cássio Vasconcellos, Marco Raposo


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