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Find out who we are, why we’re here, and many more of the questions we’re frequently asked.
Our Credo & Our Vision
Click A Tree exists to make sustainability simple.
By planting trees, we actively fight climate change, build habitat for endangered animal species, and create jobs with full-time income for local communities.
Our vision is to make planting trees an everyday habit. It makes our planet a healthier, fairer (and better) place for every being inhabiting it.
Because in the end, we’re all sharing the same planet – and it’s the only one we’ve got. We believe it’s worth fighting for.
Read Here How We Turn That Vision Into Reality & How You Can Help
For individuals like you we plant trees with a click of your mouse, from the comfort of your screen.
For companies of all sizes from the most diverse industries we plant trees by email. No complicated tech or coding required.
As said, we make sustainability simple.
And we make sustainability affordable and financially profitable for everyone involved.
We financially remunerate everyone in our value chain fairly, to make planting trees holistically sustainable. We don’t work with volunteers. We create full-time jobs to fight poverty, hunger and inequality.
Thanks to strategic cooperations we actively engage in 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
You! Yes you. You are awesome! We just want you to know that.
Click A Tree Background Story
Chris Kaiser is the founder and CEO of Click A Tree.
After having lived and worked on five continents, Chris moved to a National Park area in Southern Thailand in 2012, where he witnessed the dramatic effects of deforestation first hand. Then he fell in love with elephants, and Click A Tree began…
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In the early 20th century, roughly 80% of Thailand was covered with forest. With an increasing population and a booming tourism industry, a lot of these forests were cut down to expand infrastructure and build tourism facilities. After the turn of the millennium, only 22% of Thailand was left covered in forest – and international tourist arrival numbers are higher than ever before.
The decreasing forest areas meant a progressive loss of habitat for Thailand’s animal species, including marvelous but partly critically endangered species such as Asian Elephants, Malayan Tapirs, Sumatran Tigers or Malayan Sun Bears.
Less natural habitat lead animals to forage for food near human settlements, increasing the human-animal conflict, often ending in innocent blood being shed.
However, blaming the local farmers for protecting their crops would be unfair, since all they were trying to do was provide a livelihood for their families.
The answer occurred to Chris during winter contract negotiations with overseas tour operators: As Thai hotels paid local Destination Management Companies who paid overseas wholesalers who paid local retailers who paid their staff sales commissions to encourage overseas travelers to visit Thailand, why not slice a piece off that pie to plant trees?
If negotiated right, revenue would suffice not just for land and seedlings, but to also fairly remunerate local communities for helping with planting.
That way trees would be planted, and resident farmers would establish a second source of income, thus decreasing the need to further increase their farmland by cutting into forest areas. Vicious circle solved!
That’s when B’n’Tree, Click A Tree’s tourism brand, was born. (You can find B’n’Tree on clickatree.com/travel.)
Negotiations with hotel booking platforms began, and were successful, and so the first trees were planted. Today, the local population benefits from a stable income stream while animals big and small enjoy their (partly) re-established habitat.
However, what sounds like the happy end of a fabulous fairy tale, is in fact nothing but a humble beginning. The rate of global deforestation still exceeds the reforestation rate by far, and every day thousands of acres of animal habitat are lost – and with it, unnoticed, quite regularly plant and animal species we never had the chance to discover.
In spite of all the damage being done, giving in to desperation would be the worst possible solution. Despite having lost a great deal of biodiversity without us noticing, there still is an astonishing myriad of flora and fauna left, which desperately needs our help.
And you surely can help!
Make B’n’Tree your go-to website whenever planning a trip, no matter how cheap or short. For every single booking you place we plant a tree, and on top of that you can plant even more in our growth shop.
And if in addition to that you diligently share this message with your friends, family and co-workers, the trees you’ll have initiated quickly add up to a huge, green, lively forest.
The known and unknown plant and animal species of this planet softly whisper:
“Thank you, awesome human. You’re a hero.”
Don’t wait until tomorrow. Become a hero today! Plant a tree right now.
And then share this article and website with your Facebook friends, Pinterest pals, Insta-fans, Twitter tweeters, WhatsApp wizards, Snapchat chaps, email addicts as well as all those lovely living Leute you daily meet in real life.
We thank you. They’ll thank you.
For it is in fact true: The hero is you.
I love your project and would like to promote it. Can I?
Awesome! You sure can! Please go right ahead, like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, share our website on social media and tell all your friends, family and co-workers about us. You can also print and distribute our cool poster.
In case you’d like to create a more in-depth review or story for a blog, newspaper article or other media outlet, please get in touch.
I know a cool hotel booking platform or other potential partner. What should I do?
Excellent, we’re always happy to explore the possibilities of new partnerships. The more partners we have, the more trees we can plant. Please get in touch!
Do all planted trees survive?
Unfortunately not – that’s nature. Depending on the area and the local conditions, about 80%-94% of all planted trees survive. However, we replant all the trees that do not survive the crucial first years, at no cost to you. When we talk about “we plant one tree for you”, we always mean “one surviving tree”.
Where are you planting trees?
With the help of our partners we plant trees all over the globe. And the more we grow, the more countries we can support, hence please spread the word!
In case you do know a reliable tree-planting team you believe we should support, don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you!
How much land area have you reforested?
Good question. One tree covers between 1sqm (1m x 1m) to 4sqm (2m x 2m), depending on the type of tree. That means that 10,000 trees cover between one and four hectares of land. One hectare is 100 x 100 meters, or 10,000sqm. Or, for a more visual comparison, one hectare is roughly one rugby field (1.008 ha). Now take a look at how many trees we have planted so far to get a better understanding of what we have already achieved together.
On the other hand, it will also become apparent that this is just the beginning, and there is still a lot left to do. Please help us by spreading the word! Tell your friends and family about Click A Tree – and don’t forget to bring it up amongst work colleagues and towards your boss as well.
Do you offer volunteer positions?
Very good idea. Unfortunately, we don’t have the means to offer volunteer positions. Also, we have found the local communities to take great pride in planting ‘their’ trees themselves, which encourages them to protect the trees more vigilantly. These communities earn a full-time living from planting and nursing these trees, and we would find it unfair to take that source of income away from them. If you’d like to hear about all the good things your trees make possible, please sign up for our newsletter, and we’ll keep you in the loop on the latest developments.
Are you a charity?
No, we’re not. We don’t ask for donations, and we don’t work with volunteers. Everyone who works hard to help protect our planet deserves a fair remuneration, and that’s what we provide. We hope you agree?
Can I trust you?
We strongly believe so. People from five different continents are trusting us, so why shouldn’t you?
If you are hesitant to trust us, please drop us a line to let us know why, we’re always keen to improve. Thank you!
What is the best tree joke out there?
To be honest with you: We don’t know. We haven’t yet found that incredible tree joke that cracked us up with laughter.
But if you know one: Please don’t leaf us hanging, send us a message, wood you? We’re always keen to hear good jokes!
(If you came for a laugh: May we offer you the world’s best elephant joke instead?)
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