When you order a tree through our webpage or from one of our approved distributors, your tree will be selected from one of our planned forest sites. The electronic location of your tree is on average within 1,5 meters of its actual future location! Next, we submit a purchase order to our partner, the Icelandic Forest Service, which seeds and plants all our trees on public land with little or no vegetation.
On your Profile, you can track the life of your tree from its infancy to adulthood. You can also keep records of your planting history and carbon offset volumes. Each tree can be linked to personal messages and pictures that capture unforgettable moments. All the information on your Profile can easily be shared with family and friends through social media. As you plant more trees, your forest grows and together we build a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.
Currently, we are focusing on areas that will become Pine and Spruce forests, but our future forests will also include other species such as Larch, Birch, and Aspen. The species are chosen based on factors such as environmental conditions, survival rate, and estimated carbon capture. If your tree dies, another tree will be planted in its place. All our forests meet the criteria of additionality, permanence, and leakage.
In order for your tree to really make a difference in capturing carbon in the air, it has to be an addition to trees that would otherwise have been planted. For this reason, we grow every tree from seed or a cutting, and then plant the seedling in one of our forests during the next planting season. Therefore, it can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months from the time of your order until your tree moves to its permanent home address.
Capturing carbon by planting trees is useless unless the forest and its products are permanent. With this in mind, we only plant trees in forests that will become permanent after the 50 year growing period. However, in accordance with best forest management practices, a forest may be thinned, replanted or otherwise maintained to ensure forest health.
Planting a new tree to capture carbon in the air is counterproductive if it leads to an older tree being cut down or carbon being released in another way. Therefore, our forests are planted on land with little or no productive use and the planting will not impact emissions outside of the forest boundaries.
Just like us people, trees come in various shapes and sizes and this diversity contributes to the beauty of forests. This also means that it varies how much carbon each tree will capture. Several factors determine the capture rate, such as the species, soil conditions and weather patterns. The Icelandic Forest Service uses historical data modelling to predict how much carbon our forests will capture during a 50-year growing period. Every time we plan a new forest, we use this prediction to calculate a weighted average for all trees that have entered our inventory. We then post this average on our webpage. This means that your tree might capture more or less than the average. But please don’t worry: your tree is just as important and pretty as all the other trees in the forest!
Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.
Information as of May 1, 2019:
Average estimated carbon capture per tree: 194 kg
Tree mix: Pine (81%) and Spruce (19%)
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Our vision is that Planet Earth becomes reforested again, encompassing all the social, environmental and economic benefits of forests. TreememberMe supports this vision by providing our customers with certified planted trees and a traceable and accountable opportunity to be a part of the unforgettable generation that heals Planet Earth.
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