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Offset Your Carbon Footprint


Offset your carbon footprint by planting trees through our Forest Garden Program.

The Trees for the Future Carbon Calculator

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Calculate how many trees you need to plant to offset your carbon footprint.


Reducing a carbon footprint through carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is the removal and storage of carbon from the atmosphere by trees and shrubs. Trees for the Future (TREES) works with thousands of smallholder farmers to grow what we call Forest Gardens. As a Forest Garden matures, its ability to store carbon increases. So, it is important to calculate the growth and storage of carbon over time to accurately depict the carbon sequestration rate of TREES Forest Gardens. This measurement includes tree carbon, below-ground root carbon and the potential soil carbon, done through restoring degraded soils.

The majority of TREES Forest Garden farmer’s previously used slash and burn farming which emitted carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This same cropland is now sequestering 62.8 tons/acre of Carbon over its first 20 years alone. These Forest Gardens are also combatting other carbon emitting processes by providing:

  • Greater survival rates of trees because the trees are cared for, valued and not subject to being cut for firewood.
  • Natural fertilizer, preventing the high carbon emitting production and transportation of chemical fertilizer
  • Natural soil rehabilitation and pest management; preventing use of herbicides and pesticides that kill organic matter.

The Forest Garden Approach