The new trees-as-a-service platform is targeting to include one thousand local communities and one thousand companies by 2030. The platform enables long-term global systematic tree care. This will help to reach the overall planetary target of one trillion trees which is crucial for boosting carbon sinks and halting global biodiversity loss.
Tree planting is globally a hot topic. There are many organizations focused solely on tree planting. However, tree planting is not enough - many trees die within the first year. It is tree care that really counts for the long-term effects of CO2 and biodiversity. In Treebuddy Earth’s platform, the engagement of local communities plays a key role in tree care while they also get economic benefits in the long run. Verifiability is another common problem in global tree planting and long-term monitoring. Tree planting projects are often missing the precise information about trees, their exact location and status during the years.
Treebuddy Earth’s platform offers a new solution with its 2-way verification. Tree planters put every single tree on the map with a photo via a mobile app. Everybody can see the trees on the world map transparently with photos and information. Full verifiability gives trust to tree plantings. Tree planters make a status update of each tree with a photo after one year, five years, ten years, fifteen years etc.
The role of business is crucial in environmental problems. At the same time, companies have more obligations that will become mandatory, like ESG reporting in the EU by 2026. This trees-as-a-service offers opportunities for companies. They can show every single tree in their forest and its growth in real-time online for customers and stakeholders. They can also become leaders by making their employees' climate positive - with trees. The service offers also a new way of interaction and learning experience with its regular webinars where the business has a direct interaction with tree planting communities.