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Forest ecosystems are one of the most important ecosystems.  They move around three billion tons of carbon every year.  This amounts to about 30% of all carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.


Afforestation is the process of establishing a forest on land that is not a forest, or has not been a forest for a long time by planting trees or their seeds.

 - http://en/

One ream of paper (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree; For every 100 reams of copy paper used, 6 trees are consumed; 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses approximately 24 trees; and 1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees.


In 2006, about $91 million of carbon offsets were purchased in the voluntary market, representing about 24 million metric tons of CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalents) reductions. - http://en.wikipedia.or/wiki/Carbon_offset


It's hard to figure out precisely how many trees are consumed in paper production. There are many factors that come into play when making that determination, such as the type of paper, whether it's coated or uncoated, the size and weight of the paper, whether it's recycled paper or virgin paper, and the type of tree.

Our goal at Tree Neutral® is to come as close as we can to figuring that out so that our guidelines can be as impactful as possible.  Our guidelines are based on a compilation of publicly available data.  Due to the various factors mentioned above, we cannot make any representation, warranty, or guaranty as to reliability or accuracy, but we try our best to get it right so that we can make a positive impact on the environment.

To learn more about our guidelines and to apply to become a licensee, please complete our Submission Form.  

Please note that Tree Neutral® is a federally registered mark, owned by The Greenleaf Groups, LLC and should not be used except pursuant to a license agreement between you and The Greenleaf Groups, LLC. 

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