Planting. Tracking. Reporting.

End-to-end CO2 mitigation solution
co2 impact specialists

We offer a turn-key end-to-end CO2 emission strategy. All we need is what your targets are and we can recommend a package and create a custom solution for you.


The right tree in the right location

To ensure a high survival rate, we establish micro on-site nurseries, growing saplings from seed harvested from local indigenous "mother" trees.

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POP - Proof of planting

Every tree planted is GEO-tagged and photographed and can be viewed on-line on your personal dashboard. This is repeated at 6 month intervals on site and using LIDAR satellite mapping and photo-interpretation.

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your co2 mitigation

We provide quarterly updates of your C02 mitigation impact, project updates as well as background stories of the farmers responsible for the trees.

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planting in borneo
5°24'33.8"N 117°57'48.6"E
The Kinabatangan River, Borneo is a strip forming one of the most densely populated areas of endangered wildlife in the world, every hectare reclaimed from palm-oil is swiftly populated with Orangutans, sunbears and clouded leopards.
Accurate tree tracking is critical. Without a transparent, verifiable digital trail, companies are unable claim C02 off-sets.
TREE tracking
Each tree planted is tracked, and given a unique record:
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Location ( GPS coordinates )
Date & Time planted
Farmer who planted the tree
Each tree is photographed at planting & again 6 months later
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Forests and individual trees can be viewed on-line down to a per tree level. Comparing historical satellite imagery can show the impact on a macro level
what IS THE c02 impact from my trees?

Accurate calculations of C02 conversion by trees needs to be based on peer-reviewed papers released by industries most respected scientific journals. We take these figures and use our planting date and on-going tracking to accurately monitor how much C02 is being sequestered in real world numbers.
C02 mitigation rates are calculated on four factors
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Bio-mass - taken as an average over 24 years
Sequestration rate (converting C02 into carbon)
Number of trees
number of trees
kg C02
avg kg c02 mitigation
per tree per year*
kg C02
total c02 mitigation
per annum
*This example is using the C02 conversion rate of Acacia nilotica based on the paper "Estimation of Standing State Biomass and Carbon Sequestration Potential of Multipurpose Tree Species" 2016 - The Indian Forester. Source download
tree growth
& C02 conversion
Growth curve
Typical trees have an S-shaped growth curve in terms of bio-mass.
Trees start off growing slowly as a skinny twig of a sapling then have a rapid growth period, in the sub-tropics this is between years 4-10 after which their growth rate begins to slow but never stops. Once they reach their maximum height they continue to become more massive.

24 month average

Our typical sub-tropical trees C02 rates are calibrated on a 24 year average, at this age these tree could be considered young adult. Our sequestration rates are based on a long term mixed tree peer-reviewed studies measuring bio-mass and C02 sequestration rates on various tree species. Download original papers here
key take-aways
Roughly 50% of a tree weight is converted C02
Saplings have very little C02 impact
10 years of age is commonly considered an optimum for C02 impact
Trees never stop sequestrating C02
Sub-tropical tree growth curve
Growth curve of Acacia nilotica
trees growth over 24 years

Local buy-in to the project is essential for long term success. To ensure this, all our projects give ownership & direct financial benefit the local farmers.
Why us?
co2 impact specialists

We offer a turn-key end-to-end CO2 emission strategy. All we need is what your targets are and we can recommend a package and create a custom solution for you.

assess YOUR

The first step is knowing what your impact is. If you do not already know your emissions CO2 please contact us and we can help.

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select a
c02 package

In a addition to pilot, small medium and large packages, we offer custom packages to target a specific CO2 number as well as focus on a specific region.

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we plant,
track & report

We take care of all agroforestry for you. We plant from "home-grown" local nurseries, maintain and track trees and provide regular reports.

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Why trees?
[forest] restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one.
Proffessor Tom Crowther, ETH Zürich University
action this day

Tree planting is a climate change solution that doesn’t require leaders to initiate government action or scientists to come up with technological solutions to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Tree planting is available now, and it is the cheapest one possible and every one of us can get involved.”

Our house
is on fire
Breaking global heat records year on year

The industrial and agricultural revolutions have come with a price, our factories pumped out dirty smog while over the last 100 years vast areas of carbon storing woodland and forest were cleared and burnt with the solid carbon returning to a smothering blanket of C02

Where we
Our planting operations

Green Steps Group is currently operating in three regions. Sub-tropical Uganda, Savannah thorn veld in Tanzania and tropical rainforest in Borneo.

Kinabatangan river, Borneo
Gulu, Uganda