Forestry – Nepal
CO2 Offset per tree: 350 KG
Average Lifetime: 100-450 years
Forestry trees account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth’s biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth’s plant biomass. The world’s forests contain about 606 gigatonnes of living biomass (above- and below-ground) and 59 gigatonnes of dead wood. The world’s total biomass has decreased progressively since 1990 due to human action.
Forest ecosystems can be found in all regions capable of sustaining tree growth, at altitudes up to the tree line, except where natural fire frequency or other disturbance is too high, or where the environment has been altered by human activity. Forests sometimes contain many tree species within a small area (as in tropical rain and temperate deciduous forests), or relatively few species over large areas (e.g., taiga and arid montane coniferous forests). Forests are home to many animal and plant species, and biomass per unit area is high compared to other vegetation communities.
A forest is made up of many layers. The main layers of all forest types are the forest floor, the understory and the canopy. The emergent layer exists in tropical rainforests. Each layer has a different set of plants and animals depending upon the availability of sunlight, moisture and food.
Forestry trees are an important part of the terrestrial ecosystem and have multiple benefits, such as providing essential habitats for communities of organisms, improving soil structure and health, reducing erosion, and carbon sequestration. Forestry trees stabilize the soil, prevent rapid run-off of rain water, help prevent desertification, have a role in climate control and help in the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem balance.
By financing one tree in this project, you will plant one of the following Forestry trees (funds are equally split among species, in order to support biodiversity):
Alnus nepalensis (Utis);
Pterocarpus marsupium(Bijaya sal);
Shorea robusta (Sal);
Shorea seminis(Malaysian sal);
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. In case of numerous planting orders, forestry trees in this project may be substituted by agroforestry trees of the following species:
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam(Rukh katahar);
Kavro Dendrocalamus (bamboo);
Leuceana leucocephala(Ipil Ipil);
Moringa oleifera(Sheetal chini);
Cinnamomum camphora (Kapoor);
Rhododendron arboreum (Laligurans).
These trees are planted in Nepal by our partner Eden Projects.