At EcoTree, we're committed to linking tree planting to the management of forests throughout their entire life cycle.
If some attractive offers promise you a tree for a euro or a few euros, you still need to be able to measure the reality behind them.
There are two possible solutions, the first of which is virtuous. It is an NGO that will match or exceed the amount of your donation to finance perennial plantations. In this logic, every donation made to an association makes sense and there is no such thing as a small donation, as long as it concerns the future of the planet. As long as the euro that you give participates in a co-financing, our reserves are null and void. But then, of course, this is, of course, tantamount to saying thata tree is not worth a euro.
In the second case, the company soliciting your donation acts as an intermediary.
It solicits your generosity and then will pay a third party owner a part of your donation while being remunerated in passing. Of course, this is always welcome for the forest owner who is often struggling to finance the good management of his forest. However, it is possible to avoid an intermediary and finance the forest directly. And then, to consider the value of something, you have to know its fair price.
And why wouldn't you also be associated with harvesting what nature has produced?
Why, once the trees have been planted, wouldn't you be involved in the harvesting of what you have financed?
What nature has produced free of charge and which some will benefit from, when the time comes to harvest the fruit, you can also have your share of it, since you have allowed it to be put in place. That's exactly what we offer at EcoTree.
Because we believe that nature has value, we refuse to sell it off. We refuse to contribute to the degradation of the forest. No, in France, and in Europe, where we operate, a tree is not worth 1 euro. The fair price for planting a tree is rather around 15 €.
Who would claim to have a good bottle of wine for 1 euro? We know that good wine costs more, because it takes work, and we are willing to pay for it. If we want resilient, productive, beautiful and healthy forests, we have to pay the right price. This is our mission at EcoTree .