Planting billions of trees across the world is one of the most impactful and affordable ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists.
A mature tree absorbs carbon dioxide at a rate of 21 kg or 48 pounds per year, while producing 118kg or 260 pounds of oxygen over the same period. In a typical forest with 200 trees per acre, one acre absorbs 4.4 tonnes or 9,600 pounds of carbon dioxide and produces 23.6 tonnes or 52,000 pounds of oxygen every year.
Of course these are just the raw figures. Planting forests is very complicated. The right diversity of species must be planted in the right locations, and the local populations need to be incentivised to take care of them.
This is why Chrome Carbon partners with organisations working closely with national forest agencies, local forest experts and farmers. Making sure that the right trees are planted and looked after in the most relevant locations.
Chrome Carbon also supports partners investing in agroforestry. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion. Plus it values the trees in the local economies. Making sure trees are taken care of in even the most remote locations.