Terrestrial – Mozambique
CO2 Offset per tree: 700 KG
Average Lifetime: 100-240 years
A terrestrial tree is a tree that grows on, in, or from land. Other types of plants are aquatic (living in water), epiphytic (living on trees) and lithophytic (living in or on rocks). Terrestrial trees are the most familiar group of green plants that comprise vegetation on Earth.
Terrestrial 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. Terrestrial trees stabilise 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. Epiphytic plants such as ferns, some mosses, liverworts, orchids and some species of parasitic plants hang from terrestrial trees’ branches. These along with arboreal lichens, algae, and fungi provide micro-habitats for themselves and for other organisms, including animals.
Many species of tree support their own specialised invertebrates. For example, 284 different species of insect have been found on the English oak only and 306 species of invertebrate on the Tasmanian oak.
By financing one tree in this project, you will plant one of the following Terrestrial trees (funds are equally split among species, in order to support biodiversity):
Acacia karroo; Acacia nilotica; Adansonia digitata; Afzelia quanzensis; Albizia adianthifolia; Albizia
lebbeck; Anacardium occidentale; Citrus sinensis; Colophospermum mopane; Dialium schlechteri;
Faidherbia albida; Leucaena gigante; Mangifera indica; Millettia stuhlmannii; Moringa oleifera;
Psidium guajava; Pterocarpus angolensis; Sclerocarya birrea; Sesbania sesban; Strychnos
madagascariensis; Strychnos spinosa; Terminalia sericea; Trichilia emetic; Vangueria infausta.
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, terrestrial trees in this project may be substituted by mangrove trees of
the following species:
Bruguiera gymnorhiza; Ceriops tagal; Rhizophora mucronata; Avicennia marina.
These trees are planted in Mozambique by our partner Eden Projects.