By Carl Harris
Founder The Even Up Project

We have been asked a simple question which has a complex answer, that question is 

How do trees actually offset Co2?

That is a simple question and the answer is not quite as simple. The best way is to show you. Our colleagues at Team Trees has produced a great explainer, which is posted on Youtube>>>>

But There’s More….

As with everything relating to the science of Climate Change, there is more to it than the actual process. It does’t follow that planting millions of trees will solve the problem.According to Imperial College London, Large-scale tree planting is an increasingly popular component of global efforts to meet climate targets.

However, forests are complex ecosystems, and poorly planned planting efforts can actually increase the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and increase global warming.

Ecologist Dr Bonnie Waring, who recently joined the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, has co-authored a new briefing paper on the pros and cons of using trees to fight climate change. During London Climate Action week, she took part in a Q&A discussion with Grantham Institute Co-Director Professor Martin Siegert to explore the nuances of using trees to tackle climate change, and the other potential benefits for health, jobs and the environment. We’ve put together some of your top questions below, and recommend watching the discussion in full here:

In summary, the main point being that it is vital to plant the right trees, in the right place at the right time. This is why The Even Up Project works alongside select partners who are experts and have these core philosophies at the heart of their tree planting programs. 

When you plant trees with The Even Up Project you are not only offsetting your carbon footprint but you are also helping communities, their environment and the wildlife and bio-systems in that region improve for the long-term future of the planet.

You can read the full Imperial paper here.