Coadou Forest, France

How we bring the world into sustainable forestry

A tree in an EcoTree forest pays for itself, so everyone can easily take part in sustainable forestry. But how does it work in practice?

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Coadou Forest, France

A tree in an EcoTree forest pays for itself, so everyone can easily take part in sustainable forestry. But how does it work in practice?

How it works

Your adventure as a tree owner

Now you’re here, we’d like to tell you how it works for you as a tree owner and the ‘how’ behind our unique sustainable forestry model. But let’s start with you.

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Choose your tree Buy your tree at our online treeShop and create a personal space to follow it from. Love your tree Over your tree’s long life, you can visit it, introduce it to your family and track its growth and value. Harvest the value of your trees We'll eventually cut your tree for sustainable timber - a vital resource. 100% of the profit goes to you!
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Choose your tree
Buy your tree at our online treeShop and create a personal space to follow it from.
Love your tree
Over your tree’s long life, you can visit it, introduce it to your family and track its growth and value.
Harvest the value of your trees
We'll eventually cut your tree for sustainable timber - a vital resource. 100% of the profit goes to you!
Our unique model

How EcoTree sees the wood from the trees

We’ve used the fine details of land rights to cultivate a new way to look at the bigger picture. Bringing everyone into sustainable forestry will help us towards a greener future.

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Green is the new gold

How do your trees grow in value over time?

The magic of our model is tied up in the natural growth of a tree as a physical asset. As the value of your tree grows, it creates a safe home for forest animals and captures carbon along the way.

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A natural resource

You own a natural asset. The wood volume of your trees grows on average 2% each year.

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An economic forecast

An expert estimates the value of your tree when it is felled in the future.

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Your future income

When your trees are harvested, all the income (in proportion to your initial purchase) goes to you.

You can discover more about the process in our Notice of Information , T&Cs and FAQs .

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A natural resource

You own a natural asset. The wood volume of your trees grows on average 2% each year.

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An economic forecast

An expert estimates the value of your tree when it is felled in the future.

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Your future income

When your trees are harvested, all the income (in proportion to your initial purchase) goes to you.

You can discover more about the process in our Notice of Information , T&Cs and FAQs .

Digging deeper

Preserving forests as the
EcoTree Forestry Group

We buy and nurture forests and land to convert to sustainable forests. Our foresters look after your trees, while you check in on them via our EcoTree website. Or visit if you like!

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EcoTree Forestry Group owns the land and transfers the tree property to EcoTree. EcoTree manages the sustainable forestry.

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Customers purchase trees on the EcoTree website and EcoTree transfers the trees to the customer.

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EcoTree initiates the tender and negotiates the best offer with the sawmill.

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EcoTree then pays the entire proceeds generated by the final cut to the customer.

Did you know…

Sustainable forestry facts

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new trees are planted every time one is cut in our sustainable forests.

2%

is how much your tree grows in size (and therefore in value) each year.

80%

of the Earth’s original forests have been cleared or destroyed, so we need more!

80%

of all terrestrial animals live in forests. That’s why biodiversity is at the heart of EcoTree.

Source: mytreeplanet.com

FAQs

Still not satisfied your curiosi-tree ?

Then here are in-depth answers to questions we get asked about our unique sustainable forestry model and how it’s making a difference to the planet.

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1. CO2 absorption 2. Purifing air 3. Preservation of biodiversity 4. Generating raw material 5. Creating jobs 6. Ameliorating disturbed sites 7. Filtering water 8. Benefits agriculture 9. Resource for medicine

There are too many reasons why we need to plant trees to squeeze onto this nice infographic. We didn’t even have space to mention how nice they are to look at, how great they smell, or how a walk in the forest has proven relaxation and mental healing powers. Aren’t forests brilliant?

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OK, so here comes some technical stuff… EcoTree is registered as an intermediary in miscellaneous goods by the French financial authority (AMF). Our forests are certified by external forestry experts. Still with us? Good. Because the exciting new is we’re now verified for our carbon calculations too!

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Writer George Monbiot and biologist Garret Hardin have highlighted how vital our connection to nature is in its conservation. That’s why we’re going beyond donations. Our tree owners (like you!) have a lifetime of reasons to stay engaged and passionate about protecting forests.

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1. Sustainable certification 2. No chemicals 3. Mixed tree species 4. Biodiversity projects 5. Mixed tree ages 6. Monitored by external experts

Our foresters use forestry principles which ensure vibrant, diverse habitats for plants and animals. Part of this involves supporting biodiversity with special projects, like wetland restoration and bee protection. Ultimately it’s all about balance. For wildlife, the environment and communities.

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1. Gross margin 2. Forestry management3. Cost of planting

30% of your payment for the tree goes into the sourcing and planting of the sapling. 40% is set aside to support the sustainable running of the forest. This might be clearing an invasive species, introduction of bee hives or health checks on the forest as a whole. A forest is a busy place!

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The estimated value of your trees increase to reflect the average growth of a tree, which is 2% every year. This calculation has been approved by the French Financial Supervisory Authority (AMF). When your tree is felled, we turn it into wood and sell it for building materials, furniture and other uses. All proceeds from the felling and sales go to you, the tree owner.

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Because we’re a fully integrated sustainable forestry company, who own and manage our forests directly, we can ensure a high level of control and quality in all our activities. It also means we can give you lots of lovely data, drone footage, news and exciting reports of your trees online.

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It surprises a lot of people to hear we selective cut a tree, once its carbon contribution declines. But our foresters ensure the forest is undisturbed when a tree is removed. They also replace the tree and, in essence, assist the natural regeneration of the forest. Why not read our blog article on this too?

The heavy stuff

Everything you need to know to take part in sustainable forestry

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Investing in something solid like a tree is different to investing in something intangible. They are living, breathing things after all! Click below to be fully prepared in your new life as a tree owner.

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