MAKE A PURCHASE, PLANT A TREE
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We partner with a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation called ONE TREE PLANTED. After you make a purchase, we will plant a tree in one of the following regions: North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
WHY ARE TREES IMPORTANT TO THE ENVIRONMENT?
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree!
Trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and fossil fuel combustion trap heat in the atmosphere. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks, offset carbon and reducing the effects of climate change.
Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful waterslide erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year.
A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. Depending on the kind of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat.
Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.
Every 1.2 seconds man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field.
In the Amazon, more than half the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants. Without trees and plants, the climate may become dryer.
The world's rainforests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation.
28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next 25 years due to deforestation.