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Trees and Trains – The Green Trees and Norfolk Southern Partnership

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: Carbon Credit, Reforestation Articles, Videos|

Underscoring its leadership in "conservation capitalism" -- the growing understanding that environmental progress and American business are closely linked -- Norfolk Southern signed

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the term of your agreement?2020-04-17T15:31:21+00:00

The term of our contract is 15 years with rights to monitor the carbon sold for 40 years.  At the end of the GreenTrees contract term, landowners can extend for another 15 years.

What are my obligations if I sign up my land?2020-04-17T15:31:04+00:00

Your obligations are to preserve the growing trees on your property and to allow GreenTrees annual access to the property so that we can verify and monitor their growth.

What is the minimum size tract that can be enrolled?2020-04-17T15:30:43+00:00

In most cases, GreenTrees does not enroll any tracts smaller than 5 acres.

Does GreenTrees buy the land? Or lease?2020-04-17T15:30:26+00:00

The GreenTrees lease is a recorded right in your county courthouse that allows monitoring access for 40 years.  We measure, verify, and sell carbon credits on growing trees. Landowners keep their land, still own the trees, and receive a 50% share of the credits their land generates.

What if the land is in forest already?2020-04-17T15:30:01+00:00

GreenTrees focuses on reforestation. Existing timberland may qualify as Improved Forest Management carbon. For details, contact Colin Fraser at (256) 710-4225.

How much can I make per acre?2020-04-17T15:29:39+00:00

Your carbon income will depend on how fast your trees are growing and on the market price for the credits that are generated. In 2019, GreenTrees landowners averaged $38 dollars per acre in income. The company also relies on credit sales; we don’t make any money until you do!

What if the land has been recently planted?2020-04-17T15:29:23+00:00

If you have land that has been recently planted, contact Colin Fraser, Landowner Relations, to determine if the land is eligible.  His cell is (256) 710-4225.

What type of land is qualified for the GreenTrees program?2020-04-21T15:50:14+00:00

Any land where the owner would like to convert from farmland to hardwood forest adding another revenue stream to their property.

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