Two Types of Urban Forest Carbon Projects:  Planting and Preservation

Planting projects involve the planting of trees that will store carbon dioxide and generate Carbon+ Credits for sale.  These projects can take place anywhere within our definition of the urban areas, which is essentially metropolitan areas, city and town boundaries, source water protection zones, or transportation rights of way.

The Registry has developed spreadsheets that guide a project manager to collect and enter data for their project.  The spreadsheet then calculates CO2 storage, co-benefits, and Carbon+ Credits.

Preservation projects involve the protection of existing trees that are at some risk of removal. The protection must take the form of an easement for trees on private land, or a management plan or protected status for trees on public land.

Carbon dioxide storage in the protected trees is quantified through five steps described in the protocol. The quantified CO2 then yields an amount of credits that can be sold.

More Information on Urban Forest Carbon Projects

For more info, link to:

Urban Forest Carbon:  How Does It Work?

Overview of Urban Forest Carbon Opportunities

Planning Your Urban Forest Carbon Project

Info on Urban Forest Tree Planting Projects

Info on Urban Forest Tree Preservation Projects

Premium Urban Forest Carbon+ Credits

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