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How it Works

On this page you will find more details on how Planet Loves Trees and carbon offsetting works.

When a tree grows, it absorbs CO2 and releases oxygen back to the atmosphere. This is part of photosynthesis, a process by which trees use energy from the sunlight to produce glucose from CO2 and water. 

The absorbed CO2 is stored in the biomass, the roots, branches and stem of the tree. About half of the wood in a tree is pure carbon.

We have developed a unique calculation method for estimating the carbon sink capacity of trees planted in our projects. The calculation method is project-specific and based on overcompensation. Errors and risks are included in our algorithms calculation to ensure that we are planting at least the number of trees needed to cover for the CO2 emissions of our customers.

The calculations for our forestation project in Tanzania, for example, include the risks of harsh weather conditions, grazing animals and the possibility of sustainable forestry.

We want to support the local communities and ensure them access to the forests in all our projects.

Would you like to read more about our current projects?