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Frequently Asked
Questions

FAQs
  • Is my forest eligible?
    There are some key criteria for you to check against this can be found on our landholder page but the best way to find out if your forest is eligible for carbon credits is by completing our free land assessment.
  • How long will the land assessment take?
    We cannot provide concrete timeframes for land assessments as our team's capacity and number of requests fluctuates. We aim to get your initial land assessment to you within a couple of months from time of application, but this can fluctuate based on demand.
  • What is the best route for my land?
    Ultimately we can only provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. You know your land best and if proceeding with registering your land for carbon credits is the best decision for you.
  • What do you commit to when you register for carbon credits?
    Protect your registered forest areas and allow them to grow. If you deliberately clear the trees, you must repay the carbon credits. Support regeneration through land management practices such as tree planting and pest-control – unless forest is established and self-sustaining. Monitor and report on your forest in compliance with the rules of the relevant scheme you’re entered into, keeping up to date with any changes and new obligations you may be bound to.
  • Why register your forest?
    There are a range of reasons landowners adopt carbon farming, some common motives include: Financial Goals (e.g. fund new projects) Land Strategy (e.g. reduce erosion and improve soil quality) Environmental Values (e.g. Support indigenous wildlife & biodiversity) Personal Choices (e.g. leave a legacy for future generations)
  • How many credits do you earn per hectare?
    There are many variables included in this calculation, to learn how much your forest could be worth apply for a free land assessment.
  • What Is Carbon Farming?
    In Aotearoa, landholders become carbon farmers by registering for carbon credits under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) or voluntary market with CarbonCrop Units (CCU). When you successfully register areas of land you will receive carbon credits which can be traded within the New Zealand emissions market. Few landholders become carbon farmers exclusively, with most registering specific areas of land to support their primary farming activities.
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