EcoLawn's ForestNation

We feel that planting trees with ForestNation is the best way to offset our carbon footprint and give back to our planet.

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8900

Trees

planted

8900

Tons of CO2

absorbed per Year​

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Tons of O2

created per Year​

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Work Hours

created per year

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Hectares

of land reforested

Trees for Tanzania

We’re planting trees with local communities and schools in Tanzania. The project includes education and hands on experience to empower youth groups to reforest their future.

Kwembago Forest

After 3 years of Forest growth there are signs that birds, chameleons and squirrels will soon return to play in this restored land.

About EcoLawn

Since 2014, we have worked with over 500 home and business owners in Santa Barbara County to remove over 450,000 SF of traditional, water-thirsty grass lawns. We approach every project from a water conservation and environmental standpoint, and work hard to optimize water savings, reduce runoff, increase drainage as well as create an aesthetically beautiful project. 

By removing traditional grass lawns and water-thirsty plants, EcoLawn saves approximately 8 million gallons of water each year. EcoLawn is also a participant in the Green Business Program for Santa Barbara County.

Our professional installation crew specializes in synthetic grass, landscaping and custom carpentry, and our talented design team can help inspire and bring your dream yard to reality.

We hope to influence others in our industry and in Santa Barbara County to take measures towards sustainable business.

Give Thanks to EcoLawn for being Socially Responsible

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WePlant Impact

We’re being Socially Responsible by Planting Trees with ForestNation.

Trees Planted
9000
CO2 absorbed*
225
O2 creation*
900
*tons per year
Impact Certified by ForestNation

You Plant We Plant Impact

We plant matching trees for every Tree growing kit that companies give to their community, teams or customers. Our nurseries in developing countries like Tanzania plant and take care of these trees as they grow into a forest. We also plant more when people name their Trees on ForestNation.

For every 1000 matching trees ‘We Plant’:

  • 25 tons harmful Carbon Dioxide is offset per year
  • 100 tons of Oxygen is created per year
  • 40 hours of employment is guaranteed for local people
  • 1 hectare of degraded land is reforested

For every 1000 Trees ‘You Plant’:

  • 1000 people are connected to nature
  • 8 hours of work created for our Tree kit makers

We use locally harvested tree seeds in each Tree kit, so people can nurture home grown trees. Each kit is handmade with love by local Tree experts. Every element of the Tree kit is either compostable of biodegradable, leaving zero waste behind.

A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide per year. That translates to 25 tons of CO2 absorbed per year for 1000 trees. To put this in perspective, around 25 tons of CO2 is emitted per year by 5 passenger vehicles.

Please note that the CO2 aborption per year is a weighted average. This is because trees have low CO2 absorbing capacity in their early years, peaking as they gain maturity and then slowing down as they grow older.

You can learn more about the calculations here.

On average trees produce 4 to 5 times the amount of co2 they sequester each year depending on the species. So we are basing our CO2 number as a conservative estimate at 4 times.

Learn more here.

We plant 1000 trees per hectare as a general standard of reforestation and agroforestry practices. This allows for adequate space for the trees to grow naturally as part of the forest.

It takes 68 hours for 1 person to create 10000 tree seedlings. Then approximately 1 hour per day to maintain every 1000 seedlings.

All this translates 40 hours of work created at our nurseries for every 1000 trees.