Emily Troutman for AOL News
Revinald Wyes, a CODEP employee, watches over seedlings after days of rain at this community-run nursery.
As it turns out, the hard part isn’t planting the trees — it’s keeping Haitians from cutting them down. A tree is quick cash.
So CODEP offers incentives.
“If the trees stay in the ground … after two years, we’ll replace your thatched roof with a tin roof. After three years, you earn a water catchment system and a cistern. After five years,” Winings said, “you get a house.”