Treeapp has 2 different offerings, one for businesses and one for users.
For users, Treeapp enables anyone to plant a tree for free everyday, in less than a minute, via its mobile app. Users can discover our planting activities across the world, and decide where to plant their trees in.
Treeapp also enables businesses to plant trees across the world and offset their carbon footprint. Are you looking to become carbon neutral? Grow your own “company” planting site? Or simply to have an environmental impact via tree planting? Get in touch here.
To plant your first tree, you must go on the App Store / Play Store and download Treeapp. The app is only available in the UK and Ireland. 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.
We will never sell or share any personal data. Ever. We only share non-personalised data to our brand partners who advertise on the Treeapp app. If you have a specific question related to this, please do reach out to us.
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.
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 note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking to add talent to our brand ambassador program. Treeapp ambassadors share original content that promotes environmentally conscious actions. If this program sounds exciting, visit our ambassadors page for the application form! We are also hiring for a variety of roles including engineering, sales, and marketing. If you are interested in working for Treeapp, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
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.
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 150 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.
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.
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 a tree planting organisation and would like to join us? Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be excited to discuss the opportunity. Thank you for considering us.
Of course! If you are able to download Treeapp, you are able to fund the planting of as many trees as you want. Tap on “Fund more trees” on your impact tab, and you will be able to fund more trees across the world in the regions that need it most.
It’s important to note that we operate differently to usual planting organisations. We focus strongly on ensuring a robust following of the tree planting activities. It’s very easy to throw a seed into the ground and just forget about it.
We believe this is wrong.
A tree must be cared for, long after it has been planted. Which is why we have academic experts in tropical forestry who work hard to ensure we are planting the right species, in the right places, at the right time during the year. We also ensure strong monitoring practices and enforce a follow-up on each planting activities. Regardless of the location.
All of this brought together creates the price of £1 per tree, which is every day bringing us closer to our goal of planting millions of trees!
That’s a great question and our users have every right to know how we ensure the trees are actually being planted.
In the first place, we will look at the planting site and assess what tree planting capacity it has, what are the right species, what is the right spacing between the trees, or even when is the best time to plant these specific trees.
Then comes the planting season, where we have images and videos showing the planting activities occuring. We also try, as much as possible, to have drone footages of the planting sites.
Finally, through geolocation and sampling, we are able to locate and calculate the number of trees planted in a specific location; and most importantly, this confirms the success of the planting season!
Of course! Feel free to visit their website; most partners have the opportunity to donate via their website. However, please note we won’t be able to ensure the growth of your trees as it will be liable on the planting organisation you went for (which we are confident they should be able to do!).
The Treeapp API allows you to connect your existing systems to our leading tree planting services and customise how you wish to plant trees (e.g. for each order placed online) & receive customised statistics about your company’s impact (e.g. trees planted, CO2 absorbed, etc.).
All over the world! For the API, tree planting is spread across our sites to ensure we plant the right tree in the right place, taking into account planting season. To read more about our tree planting operations, see here.
Nothing - it’s free! You only pay for the trees you wish to plant.
The count of trees you have planted, kilograms of CO2 absorbed across the average lifetime of your trees, square metres of land restored, and workdays created for the local communities where the trees are planted.
In order to use the API, you will need to create an account with us on our business portal and create an API key (choosing how you wish to pay, by invoice or card). You can have multiple API keys associated with your account, each one linked to a payment method you specify (e.g. specific accounting preferences to pay by invoice or by card).
The nature of our API is to make it easy to integrate with whatever you wish, so while we can answer questions and provide guidance, we wouldn’t be able to do the development and integration within your systems. Many clients who we work with implement the API themselves, but it’s also possible to hire a freelancer or agency to do it on your behalf as a small project.
Yes. No personal or payment details are used in our APIs, these are only required to create an account on our website and are never exposed publicly. To protect your account even further, all API usage is secured with your own, unique API key to prevent others from accessing your details or data. We also don’t store your payment details, this is all handled by Stripe’s secure systems.
In order to use our API, you’ll need to head to Settings in your business account and click on “+ Add a new API key” to add a payment method. This can be a payment card or you can opt to pay by invoice and pay via whatever method suits you. Billing works on a usage-based subscription, this means that you will be billed monthly, with all of your tree planting requests from the month processed at once. We use Stripe’s secure payments gateway to process both payments and invoices. With the Impact API reports, you can see current unpaid trees if you want to preview what you will be charged.
Currently, our API is only for planting trees but we are looking to grow our offering in the future.
We are more than just our powerful API. You can purchase trees directly from our website (either one-off amounts or recurring subscriptions) in order to plant trees for whatever you want (e.g. each order placed, each employee, etc.). Trees planted through our website will still feed into your impact statistics from the API, too.
The API uses REST, with the request & response payloads formatted in JSON. See samples in our API documentation here.