Forests and wetland environments capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it within their biomass, all while providing habitat for wildlife and countless other ecological benefits. In addition to planting new trees, it is essential that these ecosystems are properly maintained for the carbon to be effectively removed from the atmosphere. This process, in the effort to slow or reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, is called sequestration.
Resonant Ecology is strategically investing in this method of climate change mitigation by planting in a wide variety of ecosystems, including the urban jungle! To ensure each region is maintained according to the specific environment, our tree planting mission is teaming up with local businesses, organizations, and experts. Whether it's an addition to a pre-existing forest, hope for a critically endangered one, or creating a beautiful scenery around your home, every tree you plant sequesters carbon!
It doesn't have to be a wetland environment to be a carbon sink! ALL trees and plants take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while providing a unique function for their respective ecosystem.. Where you find water, you can always find diverse plant life built to capitalize on the abundance of resources and energy. Where water is scarce, the plant life displays Earth ingenuity by managing resources and conserving energy with imaginative efficiency. Like people, trees and plants find inventive ways to thrive in their environment regardless of the conditions. Not in spite of any struggle, but because of it!
There are many tree species that are especially well suited for carbon sequestration and address both short and long term needs. Fast growing trees like slash pine, cottonwood, and aspen suck up carbon more quickly while slower growing trees such as longleaf pine, blue spruce, or bald cypress can store carbon over longer lifetimes. Several trees with a balance of these attributes and low maintenance, like the various oaks, maples, and flowering magnolia, are ideal candidates for urban environments. Nut trees such as black walnut also have great potential for lining groves and farmland that would otherwise be a crop monoculture.
Resonant Ecology is focused on implementing projects as diverse as the people involved in them! No one type of effort is going to solve the problem. We believe showcasing our individuality and providing a platform for personalities to express themselves through the trees they plant is the best way to cover all the bases. Not only does this make our sequestration efforts more comprehensive in scope, but we hope it helps people develop a deeper identity with their environment.
What kind of ecosystem will benefit from your donation today?
Is your tree a free spirit or a city slicker?
Choose from a range of tree species and project locations to personalize your contribution.
Or plant a tree in honor of a loved one for any special occasion, holiday, or birthday!
Own a business? Create a public green space that shows customers how your business reaches beyond the local community.
You're also assisting a graduate student with her research. All planting efforts conducted by Resonant Ecology will be recorded and analyzed over the next two years for the purposes of studying atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and electrical activity within the Earth system.