- Our tree team and how we account for your trees
- Reported data from our planting partners
- Site visits
- Monitoring by counting
- Monitoring by density sample
- Remote sense monitoring
Our tree team and how we account for your trees
Reported data from our planting partners
As part of our contractual agreements, our tree planting partners send us regular reporting of the project. This includes monitoring data such as geo-tagged photos, location coordinates, as well as information on the trees such as their height, diameters, species and density of trees growing on site. We also use satellite imagery to monitor projects remotely. Our partners on the ground update data via a mobile app called Akvo.
In addition to actually planting the trees and making sure they survive, it is also essential to ensure that there is no incentive to cut them down. We integrate this approach into every project from day one. Find out more in this article about our planting approaches.
We conduct regular site visits to monitor the progress of our partners. These are done by a local auditor that we hire, or by our own tree team. These visits are not only about monitoring and cross checking the data that is being sent to us, but also great ways to solidify partnerships, and gain a first hand account and understanding of the project on the ground. It also allows us to identify challenges and opportunities, as well as provide any on site training that may be needed.
We also take you to the field with us with our monthly tree update on youtube.