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.
Google Opinion - December 2021
Google Opinion - December 2021
Trees don’t exactly work with wrapping paper! Instead, you can give friends and family their trees with one of our gift cards. You can even choose how you share it with them.
Save on paper and emissions by sending a personal gift card by email.
Printable gift card
Share your gift card in person by downloading and printing it out at home.
Still wondering how it works when you give a tree as a Christmas present through EcoTree? Below you will find answers to some common questions.
A sustainable Christmas gift benefits our planet and is a great way to take real climate action. That’s why trees are the very best green gift this holiday season!
As trees grow in our forests, they absorb and store harmful CO2 from the atmosphere, one of the major contributors to global warming. The trees also play an important role when it comes to protecting and enriching the forest’s local biodiversity.
When the trees that EcoTree plants eventually and naturally reach the end of their life cycle, we harvest the wood and use it to produce timber. That means not only does your environmentally-friendly Christmas gift last for many years, nothing goes to waste. A tree can also be the perfect gift for many other occasions, whether that’s a wedding, a birth, Valentine's Day, Father's Day or Mother’s Day.
EcoTree is a sustainable forestry company, which means we own and manage real forests that you and your gift recipient can visit in person – whenever you want! Each tree comes with GPS coordinates that show where in one of our forests the tree grows. We have forests in Denmark and France and they are managed by our team of local foresters. We plant trees of different species in the same forest, which improves biodiversity.
When you get a tree as a Christmas present, you can find all sorts of information about it in your EcoTree account, including:
– its age and species
– when we expect it to be felled
– which forest it grows in
– how much CO2 it has absorbed
To make sure that the forests continue to grow and thrive many years into the future, it is necessary to plant new trees. By planting trees using sustainable forestry methods, we can renew the world's forests and have a positive effect on the climate and biodiversity.
Trees are living organisms that represent life. The Christmas tree is a relatively modern tradition, but there are many stories that demonstrate the significance of trees going all the way back to Roman and Celtic times. It is no coincidence that Christmas falls around the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year, when our thoughts begin to turn towards spring again. Symbolic of growth and one of our best-known markers of the changing seasons, trees remind us that the days are about to get longer once more and the forest is waking up.
"Who doesn't love trees?" That’s what Erwan Le Méné, CEO and co-founder of EcoTree, says when asked why he founded the company. Trees are majestic and beautiful, but they are also vital to the environment and our planet in a number of ways. Without them, life would not be possible. They absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen and help make our soil fertile so that we can grow crops. They are the foundation of natural habitats all over the world, home to much animal life and a source of vital resources.