Graduation Gift

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"There are many branches of learning but only the one solid tree trunk of wisdom" Henry S.Haskins 

Whether graduating from school or university it is a pivotal moment in a person's life, and what could be more symbolic than planting a tree to mark that special moment.

Planting a tree is metaphorically just, where a young tree sapling represents the young graduate going into the big wide world of work. As the years pass, imagine periodically visiting the tree and comparing the 'growth of both sapling and graduate until they are fully grown and can enjoy the fruits of their labour. 

After purchase, we will ask you for the email of the person you are gifting this tree to as well as their graduation date. This way we can start updating them on their tree as soon as they graduate. The graduate is not only receiving a tree but offsetting 22kgs of CO2 per year and their tree will play a pivotal role in a rewilding project.

In addition to environmental stewardship they will receive:

  • The GPS coordinates of their tree when it is planted
  • Beautiful high-definition photos of their tree and surrounding forest in different seasons and weather
  • A quarterly email update on the project where their tree is planted
  • A quarterly newsletter keeping them up to speed on our on-going fight against climate change and our rewilding efforts

Tree planting

To avoid the hot, harsh Portuguese summers, we will be tree planting in October 2017. 50% of the trees will go to the Faia Brava reserve, located in the Coa Valley in the northeast of Portugal. This is the most ambitious rewilding project in the country, perhaps even Europe. The 1000+ hectares of privately protected land is home to wild horses, wild taurus, beech martens, polecats, wild cats, foxes and birds such as the Iberian imperial eagle, black vulture, kites, golden eagle, eagle owl and the Bonelli’s eagle. The remaining 50% of trees will go to land managed by our partners Montis. Their work focuses specifically on native fire-resistant forests to help avoid the type of disaster that killed 64 people in Portugal this summer.