Plant trees with us

For every order we receive, we plant one tree.

This means that together, we're not only helping reduce plastic consumption, we are helping reforest and cool the Earth.

How we plant trees

We have partnered with TreeApp to plant a tree for every order we receive.

TreeApp work with NGOs One Tree Planted and Eden Reforestation Projects to plant trees all over the world. 

Currently they are planting in Madagascar, Kenya, Indonesia, Nepal, Australia, Scotland, Haiti and Mozambique.

Read more on all these organisations below.

Why plant trees?

As much as 80% of the world's forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded.

Our ancient forests are looted every day to supply cheap timber and wood products to the world.

The price for this destruction is escalating climate change, biodiversity loss and community displacement.

The impact of deforestation on wildlife is huge too. Up to 28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next quarter of the century due to deforestation.

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.

Did you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree!

Here are the six pillars that explain why trees are vital.

Six Pillars

AIR

Trees are like the vacuums of our planet. 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; absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide and reducing the effects of climate change. 

WATER

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 ground.

This process prevents harmful waterside erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding.

According to the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations, a mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year.

BIODIVERSITY

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.

- Young, Open Forests: These forests occur as a result of fires or logging. Shrubs, grasses, and young trees attract animals like black bears, the American goldfinch, and bluebirds in North America.

- Middle-Aged Forests: In middle-aged forests, taller trees begin to outgrow weaker trees and vegetation. An open canopy allows for the growth of ground vegetation prefered by animals like salamander, elk, and tree frogs.

- Older Forests: With large trees, a complex canopy, and a highly developed understory of vegetation, old forests provide habitat for an array of animals, including bats, squirrels, and a variety of birds.

SOCIAL IMPACT

From arborists, to loggers, to researchers, the job opportunities provided by the forestry industry are endless.

We don’t just rely on trees for work; sustainable tree farming provides timber to build homes and shelter, and wood to burn for cooking and heating.

Food-producing trees provide fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals, and guarantee health and nutrition. 

HEALTH

Did you know that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without the same view?

It’s impossible to ignore that feeling of elation you feel walking through a calm, quiet forest.

Trees help reduce stress, anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature. In addition, shade provided by tree coverage helps protect our skin from the ever-increasing harshness of the sun. 

CLIMATE

Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, into their trunks, branches, and leaves, and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere.

In cities, trees can reduce overall temperature by up to eight degrees Celsius.

With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities—a number expected to increase to 66% by the year 2050—pollution and overheating are becoming a real threat.

Fortunately, a mature tree can absorb an average of 48 lbs of carbon dioxide per year, making cities a healthier, safer place to live.  

Organisations we work with

TREEAPP

TreeApp are a small startup with big goals.

They want to improve the world we live in by enabling people to plant one tree for free everyday with minimal effort, and by helping organisations spread the word about their sustainable products and services.

They've got big ambitions and want to plant one million trees every single day by 2022.

To do this, in April 2020, they launched an app in which users can plant a tree, for free, every single day.

As well as planting a tree when you order with us, you can plant a tree everyday with the TreeApp.

One tree planted

ONE TREE PLANTED

A NON-PROFIT WITH A FOCUS ON GLOBAL REFORESTATION

As an environmental charity, they are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!

They started in 2014 and have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year.

Fast-forward to today, they now work with awesome reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.

EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS

A NON-PROFIT WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE FAIR WAGE EMPLOYMENT TO IMPOVERISHED VILLAGERS AS AGENTS OF GLOBAL FOREST RESTORATION

They hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Their “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures.

By the year 2025, their objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

 

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