Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors. These factors range from large-scale slash and burn practices, to unsustainable agriculture and recurring community forest destruction. In countries where poverty is widespread, communities often rely on cutting down trees for construction, cooking fuel, farming or livelihood creation. With few options to support their families, often these thousands of poverty stricken villagers are forced to destroy their local environment to survive. Increased global demand for wood, paper, beef and palm oil are also some of the main deforestation causes. You then have another challenge emerging.. unhealthy forests or as they call it in France, "Malforestation" or 'Bad Reforestation'. Malforestation exists when a forest is composed of only 1 or 2 species of trees. This phenomenon is unfortunately becoming more and more common at a global level. Here at Treeapp, we believe that planting trees is not just planting a seed in the ground. See the next question for more information.
This varies depending on the soil & environment of the reforestation project. In general, the trees are grown to sapling size in our partners’ nurseries and then planted in the ground. In certain regions, the dry deciduous forest trees are grown to seedling size in nurseries before planting. Quick insight: Mangrove forests are usually planted directly from propagules.
We have carefully selected 2 NGO partners to work with us on planting trees:
They are operating globally in the regions that need it the most. We have shortlisted only very few projects on the Treeapp mobile app. The projects we have on our mobile apps meet specific criteria in terms of transparency & operations. We are working only with projects that are fully transparent on their tree-planting operations, who continously monitor the forests' health over time and have a perpetuity protection for the planting lands. We plan on continuing in this direction forever. Are you working or are part of an NGO and would like to join us? Please reach out at [email protected] and we will be excited to discuss the opportunity. Thank you for considering us.
We only plant native species trees, which vary from nation to nation. We never plant or introduce any invasive species at any of our project sites. While true reforestation remains our focus, we also plant a percentage of agroforestry species for sustainable community use. This prevents the community from going into newly restored forests and provides greater community benefit and involvement in the project. Our partners mostly plant dry deciduous trees and magroves, but over 30 species are planted throughout all our projects. We also have monthly reviews with each reforestation project leader to ensure the trees we are planting are adapted and adequate to their respective environment.
Currently we don’t have the capacity to enable you to visit your trees. We hope to have this feature available one day! We are also looking to avoid the carbon footprint generated by traveling all the way to the reforestation sites. Did you know that a flight from London to Madrid generates over 200kg of Carbon? That's 540 bus rides...
Of course! If you wish to contribute more to the cause, you can reach out to us at [email protected] We will put you in touch with our NGO partners to make sure 100% of the funds go to planting trees. Unfortunately we can't reflect these trees in our mobile app right now, but we hope to have this feature soon.
To plant your first tree, you must go on the App Store / Play Store and download Treeapp. Once you finished onboarding you will arrive on a map of the world, where you can choose where your tree is planted. Your first tree will be planted in Madagascar, as it is our core area of focus for reforestation. So you must click on the pin that says "Madagascar" and then click on "Plant here" to plant your first tree!
The planting of trees is sponsored by the companies featured in our mobile app. Not only can you discover their sustainable products & services, they will also plant a tree for you as a thank you.
We look to support businesses that have green initiatives. Only these businesses that have a proven effort towards making the world a little greener are on Treeapp. Then, we offer these businesses the opportunity to put in front of you some of their new products, services, or things they do, in exchange of funding the planting of a tree for you.
Not exactly, there are 2 main differences: - Our business partners can not only ask the users questions about their sustainable products & services but can also put forward statements. These can take various formats: whether it is to give you more information on the overall sustainability strategy of the company or about a specific product line, we work with businesses to make these statements as insightful as they can be. - We only share non-personal data to these companies. This means that the information we provide to businesses has been anonymised and carefully selected to be respectful of our users’ privacy. For example, if we collaborate with a clothing brand, we would provide them with a 1-pager report detailing the overall findings of the questions: one line could read “80% of the male users belonging to the 18-25 age group chose this jacket over the 2 others”.
We will never sell or share any personal data. Ever. As mentioned on the previous question, we only share non-personalised data to our partners. If you have a specific question related to this, please do reach out to us via the community link :)
There could be a few reasons why you can't plant a tree.
The first one is if you've already planted your tree of the day. Treeapp enables you to plant 1 tree for free everyday. We're working on a few ways for you to plant even more trees!
The second one is because we've reached our daily limit of trees for the day. Treeapp is growing as fast as we can make it grow, but that means that we can't have an unlimited number of trees planted in the day. We need to grow our number of tree planting partners and grow Treeapp as a whole. With time we hope to make this number increase to the millions but in the meantime we appreciate your patience. Best recommendation would be to plant early in the day so you don't miss out :)
Finally, there may always be some little bugs or things not going right on the app. If that is the case and you feel it's not something we're aware of, please drop us a not at [email protected]
Please reach out to us at [email protected] We welcome all the support possible, whether it is you as a business, you as an NGO, or just you as a citizen of planet earth, looking to improve the world we live in. If your business isn't on Treeapp yet, tell them about it!