Pine – Honduras
CO2 Offset per tree: 890 KG
Average Lifetime: 100-1,000 years
Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees growing 3–80 m tall, with the majority of species reaching 15–45 m tall. Pines are long lived and typically reach ages of 100–1,000 years, some even more. The longest-lived is the Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva. One individual of this species, dubbed “Methuselah”, is one of the world’s oldest living organisms at around 4,600 years old. This tree can be found in the White Mountains of California. An older tree, now cut down, was dated at 4,900 years old. It was discovered in a grove beneath Wheeler Peak and it is now known as “Prometheus” after the Greek immortal.
Pine is an inspiring tree: spiral growth of branches, needles, and cone scales may be arranged in Fibonacci number ratios. The new spring shoots are sometimes called “candles”; they are covered in brown or whitish bud scales and point upward at first, then later turn green and spread outward. These “candles” offer foresters a means to evaluate fertility of the soil and vigour of the trees.
Pine trees are beneficial to the environment, they can remove high quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Several species are adapted to extreme conditions imposed by elevation and latitude. The pinyon pines and a number of others are particularly well adapted to growth in hot, dry semidesert climates. Pine pollen is also involved in moving plant matter between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
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, Pine trees in this project may be substituted by Liquidambar styraciflua.
These trees are planted in Honduras by our partner Eden Projects.