June 30, 2017 2 min read

We like to keep things simple, which is why we're committed to honoring our promise that we'll plant one tree for every $1 donated. But the reality is that planting trees around the world isn't always so easy! There are multiple steps involved, variations in costs by region, logistical details to figure out - such as timing, transportation, partners and volunteers - and international exchange rates. 

The good news is that you don't have to worry about all of that. When you donate to One Tree Planted, you can rest easy knowing that thanks to you, the world will be just a little greener, cleaner, and healthier. 

Here's a general breakdown of costs for every $1 donated. 

Approximate Costs

$.50 -.85 for one tree sapling to be grown at a nursery
$.20 - $.30 per tree to be planted
$.08 - $.20 per tree average with transport costs, material costs
$.10 - $.22 ongoing maintenance of trees
$.12 - $.15 operating costs
$.03 - $.05 credit card processing fees, transaction costs

How to Choose the Right Cause 

It is always a good idea to do your research before donating to a cause. Three things to keep in mind before donating include an organization's values, transparency, and history. You always want to pick a cause that's important to you and whose values align with yours. If trees are important to you and you are seeking a way to help the environment then a reforestation charity if for you! We pride ourselves on also being very transparent. Not only can you pick the region in which you'd like your trees planted, we will also send you updates on the project along the way. (with photos too!) Last, a non-profit's history says a lot about what's important to them and the direction they are going. We've got an awesome team behind the scenes who are ready to answer any questions you have and plant some trees! 

We plant trees on 4 continents around the world. Want to choose where yours are planted?