How many kilograms of CO2 per year does the tree offset?
On average, the tree offset around 25 kilograms of CO2, according to the data and research made by the Australian government. Once the trees are planted, Rooted will hire an expert that will do precise calculations.
How do we know that the amount of CO2 emissions that a tree offset is equal every year?
The amount of reduction in emissions of CO2 is usually the same because of the equal growth of trees every year - 80 to 120 centimeters.
What happens to the tree after 20 years?
After 20 years, the investor can either extend for 20 years or withdraw from the process. If the withdrawal is the investor's decision, Rooted will pay out your last return and refund the purchase amount of your bonds.
Does Rooted contaminate with CO2 during harvest or the process of transportation?
All the processes of harvesting and maintaining the fig trees done by Rooted will be performed in organic and environmentally friendly conditions. The transportation will be done with the cooperation of a Nature Pride organization that gave us the quote offsets their CO2 while picking up the fruits.
What kind of packages will be used during transportation?
The packaging will be done in recyclable cardboard.
The 20% Return is exceptionally high; how can you give this?
We have little overhead costs, and we do not pay ourselves a high salary. We prefer everyone to get a high return on their investment.
Why a fig tree?
The fig tree is an exotic fruit and is on the rise in the Netherlands. The fruits yield a relatively large amount of money per fruit. Hence our 20%* average per year.
Where is the orchard?
Our orchard is in the Zaragoza province in Spain. The climate in the chosen location is suitable for nurturing fig trees. We have decided to immediately buy a piece of land that will allow us to move forward for quite some time.
Who do you sell the fruits to?
We work together with various fruit importers who buy our figs.
Why is this a sustainable/green investment?
For every tree/bond that an investor buys, 500 kilograms of CO2 will be compensated during the term, so there is a high return significant contribution to a better environment.
How is the 20% return achieved?
The fig does not bear fruit yet in the first year, and there is no yield. The first few figs appear on the tree during the second year, but that is still not enough. In the third year, there will be about a 5% return on investment. The fig bears plenty of fruit in the fourth year, and we can give a 20%+ return. We will do this for the rest of the 20 years.
Can I also reinvest the return in a new tree?
Yes, we offer the option to reinvest your returns in new trees.
What if there are more revenues than you expect?
If the fig trees yield more than the calculation, this will, of course, the bondholders will receive higher profit. We will inform the bondholders further about this five years after the purchase of the bond.