FAQ

Do I receive a certificate?

For every purchase of a tree you automatically receive a digital Tree Certificate/Treellionaire Certificate as PDF.

How can I organize a joint fundraising offer?

We look forwared to every action, for example birthdays, Christmas parties or company anniversaries. Get in touch with us. You can contact us via email info@carbon-connect.ch or call us on +41 44 377 80 80 80.

Can my company participate and what does a partnership look like?

The project can also be supported as a company, purchases can be made directly by a company. Collection activities or a number of trees can also be linked to a number of sold products. Should you have any needs for advice, please send us an email at info@carbon-connect.ch or call us at +41 44 377 80 80. We would be happy to advise you.

Who owns the trees?

The trees belong to the buyer or the recipient only in the ideeal sense. They are considered a symbolic act. The Tree Certificate/Treellionaire Certificate confirms the number of trees or seedlings, whereby carbon-connect AG commissions the partner foundations to do the actual planting or initial forestation of the appropriate number of seedlings and undertake the organisational effort related to the planting.

What guarantee is there that the trees will actually be planted?

carbon-connect AG has been active since 2013 and offers voluntary CO2 compensation measures. Among our more than 400 customers, we include SMEs, larger corporations and the public sector. You have the guarantee that every ordered and paid tree is also planted. We do this in cooperation with renowned foundations with whom we have been collaborating for years. Our foundation partners evaluate and maintain all projects on a regular basis. The activities of carbon-connect AG are regularly examined by an independent auditor.

Which trees are planted?

These are predominantly tree species used in mixed cultures and which also occur naturally on site.

What is my money used for?

Through your contribution, we are able to support selected partner foundations that plant and care for the individual seedlings or trees directly. Our activities are regularly examined by an independent auditor.

Why are the trees not planted in Europe or Switzerland?

The benefits of a tree for climate protection are provided worldwide, no matter where it is planted. CO2 knows no national borders, therefore it does not matter at which location CO2 is emitted or a CO2 sink is promoted and supported by reforestation. The initial forestation abroad is much cheaper than forestation projects in Switzerland and Europe and is a means of fighting poverty, especially in developing countries. Forests are already the livelihood of more than 1.5 billion people around the world. In addition, trees planted in the south not only help combat the climate crisis (CO2 storage is up to twice as high as European mixed forest), they also combat dryness and desertification while protecting against erosion. Projects in Switzerland and Europe can be supported on an individual basis. The investment is many times that of the projects in developing countries and is around CHF 18.00/EUR 16.40 to CHF 55.00/EUR 50.00 per tree. Contact us for a consultation at info@carbon-connect.ch or call us at +41 44 377 80 80.

How does reforestation help reduce poverty?

Forest clearing not only destroys the environment but also destroys the livelihoods of many people, especially farmers in developing countries. Our foundation partners work actively with the local population and support them in the sustainable use of natural resources and in forestation and thus create a livelihood through income while securing the nutritional situation.

Which areas are most affected by deforestation?

The world's most heavily deforested areas are also among the areas most affected by poverty and underdevelopment. The connection between deforestation and poverty cannot be denied. The desperate and poverty-stricken population often has no alternative to deforestation in order to generate income.

How do trees and forests store CO2?

Trees absorb CO2 from the air through openings in the leaves. CO2 forms the basis for photosynthesis and is split into C (carbon) and oxygen (O2). The carbon is stored in the biomass, i.e. in the wood. As long as a forest grows, i.e. the biomass increases, more CO2 is extracted from the process and stored in the biomass. Deadwood, humus and forest soils also store CO2 and are thus CO2 sinks. Not only in new planting very important, but also the preservation and protection of forest areas is an important and urgent task.

Are there any risks in reforestation?

Natural disasters such as storms, pests and natural forest fires can damage or destroy forest areas. These unavoidable risks have existed for millions of years. These are often local events and can usually be absorbed in a natural way.

What are the reasons for clearing forests and deforestation?

The reasons for deforestation are varied and differ from one country to the next. Often the raw material wood is used for construction or as fuel for cooking and heating. In Asia and Africa, the cultivation of palm oil is an important reason for deforestation. In Central and South America, forest land is cleared and converted into agricultural land for the cultivation and production of grain for factory farming as well as for biofuels, and also as pasture land for cattle farming. Of the original 60 million square kilometres of virgin forest, there are still seven large contiguous areas, which make up about twenty percent or  about 14 million square kilometres of the original area.

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  • 10.73 % achieved
  • 107,308 trees planted
  • 1,000,000 objective
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