Landowner Choices and Decisions

The GreenTrees program is competitive as well as easier on many landowners than agriculture!

Landowners have options when it comes to their payment structure. We want you to pick the options that best suit you and build the future you envision!

Year 1 - 15

Fixed Annual Payments

$20 Per Acre: Years 1 - 5
$30 Per Acre: Years 6 - 10
$40 Per Acre: Years 11 - 15


50% Carbon Income

(Payment of 50% carbon credit value from year 1 to 15.)

Year 16 - 40

Timber Income

(No Carbon Income)


50% Carbon Income

(No hardwood thinning.)

According to an October 26, 2020 report by the United Nations Principle for Responsible Investment, by 2050, nature-based solutions focused on afforestation and reforestation could generate $800 billion annually, more than the current market capitalization of the oil and gas majors.

Get started today with no out-of-pocket expense!

Are you a landowner interested in growing a greener future? GreenTrees partners with landowners to get the most benefit out from their reforestation projects. There is no out-of-pocket expense to the landowner. Get in touch with our Landowner Representatives to review the land qualification process. It's as easy as 1–2–3!

  1. Our team prequalifies your land.
  2. You review the program details and sign up.
  3. GreenTrees takes care of the planting and verifications. All you have to do is get paid!

The term of our contract is 40 years with rights to monitor the carbon sold for 40 years. At the end of the GreenTrees contract term, landowners can extend for another 40 years.

Your obligations are to preserve the growing trees on your property and to allow GreenTrees annual access to the property so that we can verify and monitor their growth.

In most cases, GreenTrees does not enroll any tracts smaller than 5 acres.

The GreenTrees lease is a recorded right in your county courthouse that allows monitoring access for 40 years. We measure, verify, and sell carbon credits on growing trees. Landowners keep their land, still own the trees, and receive a 50% share of the credits their land generates.

GreenTrees focuses on reforestation. Existing timberland may qualify as Improved Forest Management carbon. Contact us for more details.

Your carbon income will depend on how fast your trees are growing and on the market price for the credits that are generated. In 2019, GreenTrees landowners averaged $38 dollars per acre in income. The company also relies on credit sales; we don’t make any money until you do! 

Check out our GreenTrees calculator to see more!

If you have land that has been recently planted, contact us to determine if the land is still eligible.

Any land where the owner would like to convert from farmland to hardwood forest adding another revenue stream to their property.