Trees-Everywhere acts as Project Manager for the establishment of dense and diversified plantations. We offer a turnkey solution, from the sourcing of land through to the certification process. Corporations finance the total cost within the framework of their Environmental and Social Corporate Governance.
* The corporations follow the process of Measuring CO2 emissions to reduce and offset their CO2 emissions. This process called M-R-O (Measuring, Reducing, Offsetting) is now part of each economic actor engaged in climate action strategy. In France, since December 2020, a carbon footprint measuring accounting is a requirement for companies of more than 50 employees who are part of the recovery plan.
4 essential aspects underpin our engagement
We audit, measure and collect data on all our dense and diversified plantations, from the initial ordering (invoices from nurseries), through to the data collecting tools (Smartphone or notebooks), necessary for the Land Manager to harvest the data, completed with aerial photography by drones or satellite. We measure annually during the first five years, then every five years, the survival rate of our trees, this is to say the CO2 carbon capture efficiency as well as the evolution of the local biodiversity, vegetal and animal. This data is then shared with research laboratories such as the Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich (Restor Project).
Nous n’avons jamais affirmé que c’était la solution unique à l’enjeu climatique, mais nous disons que c’est l’une des transitions essentielles dont nous avons besoin, et le faire à l’échelle de 1000 milliards d’arbres sera clairement extraordinairement difficile à réaliser
Justin Adams – Directeur de Tropical Forest Alliance lors du World Economic Forum de Davos.
La compensation carbone n’est pas du greenwashing : elle est fondamentale à l’atteinte de la neutralité carbone
Gerald Maradan – co-fondateur de EcoAct
La compensation carbone volontaire est un mécanisme de financement par lequel une entreprise, après avoir réduit ses gaz à effet de serre (GES), compense une quantité de GES non réductibles par la séquestration d’une quantité équivalente en un autre lieu.
Déclaration du CNPF
In the early 1970s, Professor Miyaraki developed a plantation method to recreate primary forests in Japan.
We utilise this low tech approach for its strong forestry growth (meaning good carbon storage), the increased efficiency of land utilisation and optimal improvement of biodiversity.
Furthermore, this type of primary forest provides eco-systemic services, such as described by the FSC®. These eco-systemic services refer to all the benefits provided by the forests, directly or indirectly, to ensure human wellbeing: water, carbon and wood storage, vegetal and animal biodiversity, soil preservation and leisure.
The company has developed an original organisational know-how which has allowed us to plant from 2,500 trees in December 2020 on one project, up to 36,000 trees planted in February/March 2021 on two consecutive projects.
A wide variety of trees is planted: normally 30 to 40 local species, trees and bushes are chosen according to their ecological function. This diversity of species allows, via the interaction of the trees between themselves, an increased productivity (more efficient carbon storage), but also increased resilience.
We plant up to 30 times more plants (3 plants to every m2) than in a traditional forestry plantation. This high density intensifies the interaction between trees, thereby increasing the positive impact of the species diversity. The density also favours humus reconstitution, with dying trees playing their part in the enrichment of the soil.
After 5 years of monitoring of the initial growth period, the Miyawaki type forest is left to its natural development, to eventually form a well-staged and impenetrable forest. Within 30 years we achieve the reconstitution of a young, multi stage, quasi natural forest.
What we need is a new ecological approach, to the measure of our times
3. Certification Process
We opted for the obtention of a certification to add value to the quantitative and qualitative elements. The certification by an independent third party is a key step, as this proves that our projects follow rigorous specifications with respect to the plantation method and sourcing of the plants. It also allows for the quantification of the efficiency of our dense and diversified plantation for the carbon capture and the creation of biodiversity.
Trees-Everywhere has obtained the following Certifications:
• March 2021 – FSC®: Renewable forestry management (no wood exploitation and the ORE contract)
• March 2012 – Preferred by Nature: Forest Ecosystem Restoration
• May 2021 – Pre-certification Biodiversity for all – Reconstitution of rich and diversified ecosystem
4. Ethical framework
Our ethical corporate-relations charter is inspired from the code of conduct laid out by the ADEME in November 2019.
- Rule 1: Establish a record of the GES emissions, reduction and compensation and make it public.
- Rule 2: Choose compensation projects, certified
- Rule 3: Privilege projects demonstrating a ‘sustainable development’ approach.
- Rule 4: Ascertain a just combination of projects, nationally and internationally.
- Rule 5: Responsible communication.
Our Corporate Ethics Charter