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Project History


Defining the Carbon Market Since 1996

Prior to the company starting operations in 2003, the founders were actively involved in the early germinations of the carbon market going back to 1996.
Aerial view of curving road along Mississippi River during autumn
Project Information
  • Registry: ACR
  • Project Name: GreenTrees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem)
  • Project ID: ACR114
  • Project Type: Afforestation/Reforestation
  • Removal/Reduction: Removal
  • Structure: Programmatic Aggregation with Multiple Start Dates
  • Location: Project is for the US Forest Service Southern Region. Most acres are concentrated in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. However, the project is expanding into other states with the Southern Region.
  • Start of First Verification: January 1, 2008
  • Number of Parcels: 600+
  • Validation Until: 2047
  • Standard: ACR Standard Version 2.1, November 2010 and ACR Forest Carbon Project Standard 2.1
  • Methodologies: Methodology for Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Land v 1.0
  • Ex Post Facto or Ex Ante: Ex Post Facto

Distribution to Our Landowner Partners

In 2022, GreenTrees began showing how carbon dollars are flowing throughout the project region through a distribution heat map. The map is currently in the process of being updated to reflect 2023 distributions.

GreenTrees 20+ Year History

Greentrees by the numbers

The Growth of GreenTrees

As a programmatic aggregator, GreenTrees is structured as a pool of landowners that grow in two ways — 1) as the trees grow year over year and 2) as new lands enter the pool. Because of our structure, GreenTrees has never had a reversal in its 20-year history, ensuring the highest level of permanence, atmospheric impact, and integrity.

For a reversal to happen in the GreenTrees Project, the pool of assets would have to go negative year over year. Unlike most projects where various risks could occur, creating a single point of failure, our programmatic aggregator approach creates an insurance mechanism through the structure. While there could be various impacts on individual GreenTrees lands over time, the impacts of such would mean the pool only grew by so much.