Let’s take a closer look at Flygreen’s Forest Initiative and explore the process of forestation from start to finish. Whether you’re a Flygreen client, a nature lover, an environmentalist, or simply curious about the forestation process, this journey through the forestation process promises to be informative!
The first step in Flygreen’s forestation process begins the moment our clients fly. Once their chartered jet takes flight, we calculate the number of trees needed to capture the carbon emissions from the trip within approximately 5 years.
One to four weeks after your flight, the land is prepared & the seedlings are planted. Currently, Flygreen contributes to 3 forests, each of which have been affected by wildfires. They are located in Ruth Lake, California, the Nazko Wildfire Restoration, British Columbia, and Williams Lake, British Columbia.
By Year 5, the forests have become a beneficial habitat for many larger animal species. Each tree captures approximately 22 pounds of carbon dioxide per year.
Between Years 5-10, the trees continue to grow and each tree continues to consume on average 22 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. It is estimated that the carbon from our client’s flight has been captured by this time and the environmental impact has been lessened.
As of Year 10 and throughout the the trees’ lifetime, the forests continue to provide benefits to the environment well into the future. It’s estimated that we will have captured upwards of 10 times that carbon that was initially produced by our clients’ flight. The trees actively contribute to animal habitats, improve air and water quality, and sequester carbon.
Overall, we are committed to making private aviation sustainable through our Forestation Initiative. We are proud to say that the impact of Flygreen’s Forestation Initiative will be felt for generations to come and help improve both the environment and surrounding communities.