Trees store CO2 far into the future. They are vital to the green transition, fighting climate change and supporting biodiversity in local, natural habitats.
Many tree species live much longer than us humans. Your sustainable gift is the perfect, eco-friendly alternative that can help the planet today and decades from now.
As trees grow, they increase in value. When their life cycle is over, they are sold as sustainable timber. That makes your gift a long-term, green investment.
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Are you thinking about buying an eco-friendly and unique gift to celebrate the arrival of a new baby? Here are the answers to some common questions.
There is no doubt about it, a tree is an eco-friendly gift idea that shows you have put some real thought into it. And while It’s true that you can find all kinds of more traditional newborn gift ideas online or in a store, none of that stuff will be as environmentally-friendly or meaningful as a tree. Trees represent new life, strength and growth, all symbols that will have special meaning for the new parents and their newborn baby. A tree can also be the perfect gift for many other occasions, whether that’s a wedding, Christmas, Father's Day or Mother’s Day
Our gift process is straightforward. All you need to do is choose the tree you would like to gift, and then decide whether you'd like to send it directly to the parents by providing their email address or create a personalised PDF with the baby's name. It's a convenient and meaningful way to celebrate the arrival of a new life while contributing to a greener future.
If you have received a tree as a sustainable new baby gift, you will need to create or add it to your online EcoTree account. There you will find information on its location, age and species, as well as the date we estimate the tree will be ready to cut. As your tree has been gifted to celebrate a new life and sustainable future, you will also be interested in and able to see the amount of CO2 your tree has sequestered throughout its lifetime. You can find the GPS coordinates of the forest on Google or on the page dedicated to forests on our website. You can even visit our forests from April to October and see our trees in person – just bring the baby carrier!
Our foresters plant trees to renew and protect forests as part of our sustainable approach to forest management. They take care of planting them when they mature, and when trees are cut down in a forest, others are planted in their place, unless they grow back on their own. Foresters often favour natural regeneration, which just means trees that have grown without human help. But it may be necessary to plant for several reasons: either because natural regeneration is non-existent, or because the climatic conditions are not good. Sometimes trees are also planted to gently modify the diversity of forest species, so they can adapt to climatic disturbances.
You’ve probably given the usual newborn gifts, like clothes, toys or some other disposable item they’ll hardly use or grow out of quickly. While those traditional newborn presents will soon be forgotten, trees grow for many years in EcoTree forests. They are symbolic, meaningful and do a fantastic job of representing new life and growth. Your trees will develop and flourish over time, just like the little one whose new life you are celebrating.
Look – everyone loves trees. These natural, living organisms are beautiful and forests are often referred to as the Earth’s lungs. Without them, life would not be possible, as they provide our oxygen and make our soils rich with the nutrients needed for cultivation. And of course, trees form incredible shapes and colours that constantly change throughout the year, which means our forests are home to a large number of fauna. While climate change is already affecting our way of life, more and more people understand the essential role trees play in a more sustainable future for the planet. When you give a tree as a gift, you can’t go wrong, especially when you are helping celebrate a new life entering the world.