FAQs

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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about carbon offsetting and More Trees

Questions about the MoreTrees platform

MoreTrees is a platform that enables you to plant trees for yourself, your business and others, from as little as £1. 

From the platform you can:

  • Access dashboard of your tree planting and carbon offsetting stats
  • Plant trees for yourself/business
  • Plant trees for others (and customise the message sent)
  • Plant trees in bulk (via CSV)
  • Access the API to plant trees automatically.

We use the term eco-credits on MoreTrees to make automatic planting and multi-currency planting a little easier. 

You can pre-load your MoreTrees account with eco-credits (via bank transfer or debit/credit card), which you then use to plant trees. 

Or, you can pay as you plant (both methods cost the same).

You can automatically plant trees to offset your carbon by using our APIs. 

You can also use Zapier to skip the API and get straight to automating. 

The possibilities are endless and some current examples include:

  • Planting a tree for every order over £10
  • Planting a tree for every invoice paid on Xero
  • Planting a tree for every person added to a Google Sheets

If you need help with automating, get in touch.

The MoreTrees platform allows you to select specific projects and tree types when planting.  

If you have an idea for the platform let us know! We’re constantly updating the features and welcome all feedback. 

Questions about pricing

We use the term eco-credits on MoreTrees to make automatic planting and multi-currency planting a little easier. 

You can pre-load your MoreTrees account with eco-credits (via bank transfer or debit/credit card), which you then use to plant trees. 

Or, you can pay as you plant (both methods cost the same).

Most trees are available at £1.

There are slightly more expensive trees in certain projects (such as the UK) and that carry certain verifications (such as Gold Standard). 

MoreTrees is free to join – all you pay for is to plant trees.

It’s free to become a project on MoreTrees. 

Questions about tree planting

We work with tree planting partners across the world to plant the trees you buy. 

They have the skills, expertise, and resources to plant trees while making a positive impact in the local area (a much bigger impact that we could make in our garden!)

Extensively. We heavily research every partner we work with to ensure:

  1. They’re actually planting the trees
  2. They’re planting trees in a way to maximise survival rates (i.e with enough space, in the right locations, at the right time of year and funding forest guards). 
  3. They’re making a positive impact in the local community (paying a fair wage, educating, planting agroforestry trees, planting the right trees for the area etc.)

We only partner with the projects you’d be happy supporting. 

Our trees are planted in forests across the world, by local farmers and villagers. We change the projects throughout the year, depending on who we’re working with the and current need. 

You can use the platform to select a specific project. 

Not yet! We’re working really hard to secure a UK tree planting project, at a price per tree that you would be willing to pay. 

If you think you can help, get in touch!

Our tree planting partner has a tree survival rate of 80%. The remaining 20% consists of natural regeneration that happens in a forest. 

We work with our tree planting partners to plant trees as quickly as the planting seasons allow, to give the maximum chances of survival. 

This is usually done within three months but certain projects and tree types can take longer – but it will happen. 

Projects on the platform specify whether they fall under a certain carbon credit certification scheme. 

As these schemes are currently voluntary, we aim to have a variety of tree planting projects to suit different needs, budgets and requirements. 

Verification is an expensive process and some projects (especially those aiming to help with poverty alleviation) cannot afford Gold Standard etc. verification.

In these instances, we ensure they have alternative third party certification or auditing (such as SGS Forest Management certification) and conduct our own vetting to ensure the trees are planted according to industry standards. 

If you can’t find the project you’re looking for, get in touch and we’ll see how we can help. 

Questions about carbon offsetting

The amount of carbon absorbed by a tree depends on the tree type, location and life.

Our tree planting partner plants mangroves – one of the most effective and economic methods of offsetting carbon emissions. 

Each mangrove tree removes approximately 0.3 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere over its growth life – approximately 25 years. That equates to an estimated 0.012 tonners per year. 

The amount of carbon you choose to offset is up to you.

Our carbon footprint calculator might help or we can recommend eco consultants to help with more complex calculations. 

Questions about us

Yes – if you plant trees with MoreTrees we can give you access to our partner resources and logos. 

MoreTrees is not a charity. Our goal is to help people and businesses plant one billion trees as quickly as possible (the planet isn’t waiting!) and we felt that becoming a charity would limit the speed we could achieve this. 

If you want to support a tree planting charity specifically, you can donate to the great work by the Woodland Trust.

Pricing FAQs

Joining More Trees is free –  there is no sign-up or admin fee. 

Only if you want it. You can set up a recurring payment or purchase credits as you need them. 

We believe that eco-credits can be classified as cost of goods sold or promotional expenses. However, please seek advice from your accountant first. 

Currently there’s no a minimum spend required.