The Golden Tree is known for its uncomplicated nature and vibrant yellow flowers. Native to Asia, this deciduous tree is extensively utilized for ornamental purposes and can often be seen planted along roads and in parks. With its rapid growth and efficient carbon fixation, the tree thrives without many difficulties. Commonly found in urban areas, it serves as a food source for bees and butterflies. The positive impact of planting this tree extends to the entire ecosystem. Its shading properties keep the ground cooler and curtail evaporation, while its root system effectively prevents soil erosion.
Impact in Numbers
Carbon Fixed 700 Kgs.
CO2 reduction from the atmosphere by 2500 Kgs.
Tree Dimensions on Maturity.
|Maximum height of the tree (m)||20|
|Tree canopy spread (m)||20|
|Tree trunk diameter (inches)||30|
Value to the Environment
The tree offers both shade and secure habitat for birds, small animals, and insects, fostering their growth and development. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in maintaining cooler ground temperatures. Its rapid growth contributes to efficient carbon fixation.
About the Project – Plant a Golden Tree
Upon receiving the Amaltas saplings, farmers will also receive comprehensive technical knowledge of their cultivation. This long-term project aims to provide continuous support to farmers for a duration of 3 years. Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to be part of a group. They will be encouraged and educated about the benefits they can expect from growing these trees. Furthermore, these trees will be an integral component of a larger set distributed to farmers, contributing significantly to the improvement of their economic status.
The project utilizes geotagging to track the location of the trees. GPS technology is employed to mark the area boundaries accurately. Furthermore, farmer details, along with corresponding images, are recorded and documented. All the relevant data is efficiently captured and directly stored through mobile apps, facilitating real-time field data collection. Moreover, the process includes calculating the yearly carbon fixation, using expert-developed equations for various tree species in dedicated applications and reports. The project ensures total transparency throughout the data acquisition, storage, and analysis processes.
The team actively measures the impact project generates on wildlife and farmers. Regular intervals are set for capturing all the relevant data, which is then analyzed by comparing it with the previous data collected on the same parameters, calculated a few months ago. Moreover, the observed changes are carefully measured against the planned results, enabling a comprehensive assessment of progress and effectiveness. Additionally, this data-driven approach ensures that the project’s impact can be accurately evaluated and necessary adjustments can be made to achieve the desired outcomes.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as of the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Economic impact on the farmers.
5) Ecological impact created.