Planting takes place in school locations and other protected biodiversity sites in Scotland. Planting trees sequesters our carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. By ensuring that trees planted are native broad leaf species we also help to preserve our environment and biodiversity.
All trees are high quality cell grown ‘whips’ (year old saplings) and are tagged with unique identification codes.
Social and Sustainability Benefits
The project is contributing to sustainable development:
- provide wildlife habitats & support biodiversity
- plant native British trees
- enhance the natural UK landscape
- offset CO2e emissions.
As this project takes place in the UK, 20% VAT is included in the price.
£13.00 plant a tree in Scotland and offset 1tonne CO2e in Brazil 1By using the carbon markets, entities can neutralise, or offset, their emissions by retiring carbon credits generated by projects that are reducing GHG emissions elsewhere. Of course, it is critical to ensure, or verify, that the emission reductions generated by these projects are actually occurring. This is the work of the VCS Program – to ensure the credibility of emission reduction projects.
Tree Buddying — a HEALTHY plus!
The UK tree planting programme incorporates “Tree Buddying”. This means that for each tree you pledge, as well as planting a tree, we also offset one tonne of CO2e through our VCS Project: Rainforest Preservation Brazil.
VCS is additional ‘insurance’ that your carbon offsetting:
- is fully verified
meets international standards – including meeting strict additionality requirements
meets BSI’s PAS 2060 specification on carbon neutrality
meets the Carbon Footprint Standard and
continues to take additional CO2e out of the atmosphere during the life of the tree
in addition to delivering all the other great benefits of the UK planting program.