Can I invite my friends to plant trees or to promise to plant some and to join the Trillion Tree Campaign?

Sure! Use the social media icons at the end of the pages to share.

How do you check that the trees have really been planted?

If someone registers a high number of planted trees we get in touch to make sure that this person was really able to plant that amount of trees. Of course, we ask for pictures to support their claim.

As we provide maps with the locations of planted trees everyone can check if they are really there. If there aren’t any trees in the registered area, please send a picture to the billiontreecampaign@plant-for-the-planet.org and we will remove them from the database. Furthermore, everyone has the chance to upload a picture of their planting activity.

It is everyone’s own responsibility to only register trees that have really been planted

Can I register trees I already planted?

Yes. We count all the trees that have been planted since November 2006, when the Trillion Tree Campaign began. But the trees can naturally only be counted once. So please make sure that nobody else has already registered them.

How do I show friends where my trees have been planted?

We have a map which shows where many of the trees have been planted. But naturally we rely on the data being provided by the planters to show this.

Why should I pledge trees?

Everybody should plant at least 150 trees. In wealthy countries even 1000. To achieve this number you have a whole lifetime. Therefor you can pledge an amount of trees you would like to plant in the course of your life.

There are already a lot of trees where I am – is it really necessary to plant even more?

Yes, absolutely! Maybe in your region there are already many trees and maybe there is not much space to plant new ones. But there are many regions all over the world where is enough space to plant new trees. If you can´t plant trees in your region by yourself there are many organizations all over the world planting trees to whom you can make a donation.

When I compare the data in the lists with the data on the maps there are some discrepancies. Why?

The listings show the origin oft the people who planted trees. If for example someone living in Italy has planted trees, these trees will be shown in the Italy list, no matter where the trees were actually planted. On the map otherwise, the location of the tree planting is shown, e.g. Mexico.

It is only possible for us to show planting data and locations if tree planters share their information with us. Only if you fill in where your trees have been planted it will be shown on the map.

Who is allowed to register trees?

Basically everyone who plants a tree can register it as a planted tree. You can plant as a private person, as a company, as a school with your classmates or as part of any other organization. However, there is one exception:

Reforestation as part of commercial forestry (i.e. sustainable forest management for industry) is not going to be counted because only felled trees are being replaced. But if someone reforests an area that was previously deforested by someone else the planted trees count as new ones.

Has Plant-for-the-Planet itself planted all the trees that are on the treecounter by now?

No, we haven't planted this large number of trees on our own. When organizations, governments, companies or individuals plant a new tree, they report this to us. They give us the number of trees and their location. This is how the Tree Counter grows. We children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet also planted a lot. We are Climate Justice Ambassadors, so our task is not only to plant trees, but also to tell adults again and again that the climate crisis threatens our future.

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