Why plant trees?
As trees grow they absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. Planting trees can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and can help reduce our emissions of CO2. The Clear Water Carbon Fund plants trees within 100 feet of streams where no trees currently exist or in upland areas determined to protect clean water. Planting trees not only sequesters carbon but provides significant benefits to water quality as well. As the trees grow over time they will sequester carbon, shade the stream, prevent sediment and nutrients from entering the stream, and provide valuable habitat for fish and wildlife. It’s a win-win: you can reduce your carbon emissions to fight climate change and at the same time help improve water quality of participating watersheds.