Help us save what saves us
One tree. 20 €. Easy.
Trees already saved
🌍 82,500 tons of CO2 🌳 2.7 million planted trees 💚 7,500 people CO2 neutral
Save a tree
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1 oak tree with the age between 40 to 70 years old weighs around 600kg to 1000kg of biomass and is retains 900kg to 1600 kg of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
By sponsoring this tree you will become it’s patron for the next 5 years. That will not only ensure it is saved from being cut down. It also includes a 5-year-care-package where we involve and educate the local communities to create a truly lasting alternative to current deforestation.
The tree is part of a forest near Runcu in Romania, 45°06’N 23°10’E, that had been planned to be cut down but can been saved with your help.
What you get
We will send you your personalized tree certificate with the Secure Forest Registration number of your tree. We’ll also send you updates on our deforestation projects, so you can keep track of the impact your trees are having on the local communities and our environment.
Who is SecureForest?
Why do we do it?
It is vitally important to protect forests from deforestation for many reasons.
We already lost 50% of all forests due to human impact and if we don’t act immediately will have lost 90% of our global forests by 2030.
Deforestation accounts for 10% of all global CO2 emissions. Forest trees and other plants not only soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere they also store it away as they grow and thrive. When they are cut down they release their CO2 into the atmosphere.
STOP ILLEGAL LOGGING
3 out of 5 locals are financially incentivized by private companies to either exploit their forest or sell their forest inheritance which leads to deforestation
PEOPLE DEPEND ON FORESTS
Deforestation can disrupt the lives of local communities, sometimes with devastating consequences. Forests provide a vast array of resources to all of us, including food, wood, medicine, fresh water, and the air we breathe. Without the trees, the ecosystem that supports the human population can fall apart.
Eighty percent of the world’s known terrestrial plant and animal species can be found in forests. A square kilometer of forest may be home to more than 1,000 species. Every 5 minutes a species becomes extinct.
How do we do it?
Step 1: We look at European forest areas with immediate threat of deforestation.
Step 2: We acquire the forest.
Step 3: Legally binding everyone involved to only preserve and not exploit the forest.
Step 4: Creating & Implementing a conservation or afforestation plan with the local communities.
What we do to keep the forests healthy?
1. Forest Cleanup
Each forest has its needs – some may need to have the plastic got out of the way, others need cameras for protection, others need the dry trees out of the way. We look at its state together with specialized parties we create cleaning & maintenance plans.
2. Forest Framework Planting
As there are already forest parts with degraded areas, we use a process of high-density planting of a large number of tree species based on species-specific characteristics – such as growth rate, canopy cover, lifespan and seeding traits.
3. Assisted Natural Regeneration
ANR enhances forests by protecting and nurturing wild seedlings present in the area. It accelerates natural successional processes by removing or reducing barriers to natural forest regeneration such as soil degradation, competition with weedy species, and recurring disturbances (from, for example, grazing animals).
How we measure the impact?
1. GPS mapping. Every hectare saved, restored, and preserved is mapped with GPS points to generate polygons that are assigned to sponsors.
2. Every tree has value. We create virtual spaces where people and companies can keep track of each tree’s impact and its needs.
3. Detailed log frames with KPI’s. With quarterly internal and third-party audits, we provide the forestry teams with the necessary metrics to evaluate the state of the forests and suggest continuous action plans.
4. Tracking key environmental indicators such as biomass growth for carbon measurement, tree density, survival rate, and species diversity index.
5. Tracking the key socio-economic indicators such as the number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, direct and indirect jobs created, the number of people trained, or the number of people reached and engaged in the online space.