How we calculate carbon removal

Trees are one of the best tools we have to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. And while calculating the exact amount of carbon removed by each tree is impracticle, estimates are possible.

To assess the sequestering potential of our trees we use the modelling and assumptions underpinning the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator. Their model estimates that every tree planted sequesters 0.060 metric ton CO2 over a 10 year period. This is the calculation we use across all our services and products. To find out more about the methodology, please follow the button below. 

The equivalencies used across our products and services are reported as CO2 equivalents (CO2E). These are calculated using Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report. 

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