Shouldn't the local planter choose the species instead of me?

When you plant or offer a tree, you can decide which species you want to plant. But you are only deciding from a certain selection of trees we know we will plant. Ultimately, the species selection is done by reforestation experts.

It may sound weird that on Tree-Nation our users can decide which species to plant instead of leaving this delicate task to reforestation experts. Well, this is because there is a trick! In fact, the selection is done by our professional teams. Let's see how we do it:

  • The species that are selected must comply with our double aim: be good for the environment and good for the local communities. Therefore, species selection is usually first defined by the local project, as part of the project scope and objectives.
  • Then in order to make sure the local communities will take good care of the trees, the final decision of which species will be planted and in what quantity, within the selection of agreed species, will be done together with the local landowners.
  • Finally, a third layer is provided by Tree-Nation's own control on the species selection, as we make sure they are well suited for the local environment and helpful for local communities.
  • The precise tree capacity figures for each individual planting site is marked within the Tree-Nation platform.
  • Finally, our algorithm allows us to determine the stock of available species to fund. And this is what you see.
  • When you decide on which species you want to plant, you can be sure it was part of the above-mentioned selection process. If every user decides to plant the same species, it will soon run 'out of stock' and thus will allow the funding of the remaining species.
  • Tree-Nation also disposes of various additional tools to make sure all species are planted in the quantities required by the project.

Simply said, we plant what is good for the planet and it's important you know that.