How much CO2 does a tree sequester?

On behalf of Regreener, trees are planted in Kenya and Mozambique by Eden Reforestation Projects. Within our tree planting projects, the main focus is on mangrove trees for now. Research has indicated that each mangrove tree removes over 308 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere over the growth life of the tree. This calculates to an average of 12.3 kg per tree per year.
Let us point out that our tree planting projects are not (yet) certified. Nevertheless, Eden is a world-renowned tree-planting NGO. They have planted over 485 million trees so far, having an enormous impact. Certification of carbon compensation is important as it creates a measurable impact, but we feel that the actual impact of a project is what matters most. Although Eden’s planting projects are not certified for now, the impact of these projects is huge. Next to the fact that trees do capture big amounts of CO2, the tree planting projects also present a great benefit to local communities. Eden Reforestation Projects utilizes an “Employ to Plant” methodology to benefit the members in these local communities. Through steady employment, impoverished villagers can begin to afford daily necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, and medicine.

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