Banana Trees, Kenya – CO2 450 Kg
CO2 Offset per tree: 450 KG
Average Lifetime: 100 years
In the Taita Hills in southern Kenya, remnants of the original Afromontane forest vegetation are restricted to isolated mountain peaks. The extant vegetation of the Taita Hills at landscape scale consists of secondary moist montane to intermediate montane forest.
Poor regulations and governance has resulted in this county accounting of 67% of deforestation in Kenya. There was a high species dissimilarity between fragments (69%). Variation in species composition coincided with an abiotic gradient related to elevation. Abiotic site variability but also different levels of disturbance determine site-specific variants of the montane forest. Conservation efforts should not only focus on maintaining forest quantity (size), but also on forest quality (species composition). Late-successional rainforest species are underrepresented in the woody plant communities of the Taita Hills and assisting restoration of viable populations of cloud forest climax tree species is urgently needed.
Evertreen works to reforest what was lost and bring prosperity to the people.
More than 40% of population in Taita Taveta are food stressed and 15% is facing starvation. Reforest the lands with carbon rich fruit forests that provide consistent income for locals while reversing the negative effects of climate change, the local communities surrounding the Riperian land will receive an abundance of free food. The technique used by Eco-Experts eliminate the need for electricity, sewer lines, and water lines. By financing one tree in this project, you will plant one of the following trees (funds are equally split among species, in order to support biodiversity):
Mangoes, Banana, Passionfruit.
Please note that average lifetime and KG of CO2 offset are conservative estimations made by Evertreen based on external consultants, papers, articles and comparable platforms.
These trees are planted in Kenya by our partner ForTrees Club.