Over the holiday season I found something really cool and unique. It was a digital gift to me, but something real in the world elsewhere. It is called Treedom, and I was given a gift code to go online and "plant a tree", and on the website I can enter the code and was given my own page to plant a tree and watch it grow from seed onward. And somewhere in the world, a real tree is planted, because from that digital code, someone purchased a real tree to be planted. With Treedom you finance farmers who want to plant trees, supporting their work in the early years, when trees are not yet productive. Treedom provides farmers with know-how and technical support for planting and managing trees.
Trees are photographed, geolocated, and monitored by Treedom over time. Choose the tree you like the most. A farmer will plant it for you in his country and will take care of it. Your tree will be photographed, geolocalized, and will have an online page. Follow its first moments of life and walk aside it until it's transplanted, find out more about its features and its meaning, customize it with your message and, if you want, gift it to someone special. It is pretty cool to see it grow and watch the steps happening. It is also a cool learning tool if you are homeschooling, or just for fun too.
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