How to choose your tree?

The double value of a tree.

The double value of a tree.

When you decide to plant a zeroCO2 tree, it benefits not only the environment, but also the families of farmers taking care of it. Your impact will therefore be twofold. The relation between the two values varies based on the tree you decide to plant.

Environmental impact

Social impact

Trees are the most efficient and cost-effective technology for the offsetting of greenhouse gases.
By planting a tree, you support then the global effort in fighting climate change.

The tree you plant with zeroCO2 has an enormous impact on the life of our partner communities to which the tree is donated. They are the ones who will help the tree grow and who will enjoy its fruits. They will decide whether to keep the fruits for personal consumption or sell them at the nearest market.

Environmental impact

Trees offset CO2 thanks to the photosynthesis supporting their life.
Just like we inhale oxygen (O2) and exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), through photosynthesis, trees synthesize glucose and release oxygen.
In the photosynthesis, then, trees use CO2 to produce glucose and release O2. This makes them perfect machines for the reduction of anthropogenic emissions not only of CO2.

Some trees offset more CO2 than others. Find them in our store.

Besides clear differences among species, trees can absorb significantly different amounts of CO2, even when we compare two specimens of the same species. The variables connected to their life – the growing crown along the years, more or less favorable seasons, possible diseases – affect their offsetting capacities. Our estimates take into account all these variables over a twenty-year timeframe in your plant’s life.

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Cedar

In a nutshell

Unlike what one might think, this cedar tree is not a citrus tree, but rather a forest tree typical of Central America.

630 KgCO2*

Pine

In a nutshell

This Caribbean Pine is a bit different from our Mediterranean Pine trees, but it resembles the alpine ones. In few years it reaches impressive heights.

630 KgCO2*

Caoba

In a nutshell

Caoba, or big-leaf Mahogany, is a majestic big tree towering over the forest canopy.

700 KgCO2*
Cedar
Pine
Caoba

Social impact

Our reforestation system is agroforestry. Based on the indications of land stakeholders, our partner communities alternate annual crops, such as corn and beans, with the planting of several types of trees. In this way, a virtuous system is established which is inspired by agroecology techniques, where people are placed back in the center of the productive systems in full consideration of the surrounding environment.

Some trees produce more fruit. They are therefore more convenient for farming families and support sustainable development.

As of today, zeroCO2 plants 50% fruit trees and 50% forest trees.

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Lime

In a nutshell.

Although in Guatemala it is called “Limon,” in Europe we know it as Lime. Smaller and sourer than lemons, this fruit is widely used in refreshing beverages.

100 KgCO2*
200 Kg/year

Orange

In a nutshell.

Not the oranges we all know, these are very sour and used mainly in the preparation of local dishes such as bitter orange marinated chicken.

200 KgCO2*
40 Kg/year

Avocado

In a nutshell.

This renown superfood needs no introduction. In Guatemala it is mainly used to prepare dishes like the amazing guacamole. Rich in vitamins, it is especially popular with mums.

800 KgCO2*
65 Kg/year

Chicozapote

In a nutshell

From this tree, chicle, chewing gum main ingredient, is obtained. Its sweet fruit is typical of Central America. Its taste resembles closely almonds and pears.

500 KgCO2*
40 Kg/year

Mango

In a nutshell.

A giant evergreen tree reaching about 15 meters of height, it produces sweet fruit that is typical of the tropics and resembles peaches.

700 KgCO2*
220 Kg/year
Lime
Orange
Avocado
Chicozapote
Mango
How about making your move?

How about making your move?

Whether you want to improve our environment or generate social impact, with zeroCO2 you cannot go wrong: we are a sustainable project in all possible respects.