Tree planting opportunities to offset your carbon emissions – Oxygenate – with ForestCreekMeadows are here!
Climate change is affecting us all, from humans to sea creatures, insects, birds and every being in between. And in a world where carbon emissions keep growing, rather than shrinking, now is the time to plant trees and oxygenate!
Many of us are using more than our fair share of resources, while others are in the fortunate situation to be able to mitigate an ever more responsible consumption by planting forests and growing food, healthcare products and fiber for textiles, all at the same time.
We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities we present you with.
We live in the outskirts of a charming North-Transylvanian village, Breb (originally Hódpatakfalva or “Beaverville”), located in a stream-strewn basin at the foothills of the Eastern Carpathians. Our family’s story here began in October 2016, when we arrived as new settlers and instantly fell in love with the genus loci.
Two years and three long, but cozy and dream-incubating winters past, we are emerging through the snow and fog with crystal clear flows of offers you will find morally hard to refuse, to benefit both you and your mother (which happens to be ours as well), the Earth: we decided to start a land- and nature-investment project, very much an investment in a bright common future.
It is the story of the magic you find in dense woodlands. The bewitching and mesmerizing forests beckoning from the distant past, waving hello to their near-future selves. We are committed to reinstate the wondrousness of such landscapes that there can never be too many of. Humanity is transcending now its prejudices, superstitious-religious handicaps that – in part – caused the exploitation of forests in the past. We no longer fear the woods, we fear their irreversible loss. However, even a forest takes hold with the fall of a seed in the right place. That right place is a given here, with us. Let’s sow the future together!
Climate is changing, it has always done and will always do, being a dynamic and unbelievably complex, animate system. That being said, the human factor in its accelerated change is also something non-disputable to us. But even that fact set aside, the existence of trees in the density of woodlands/forests and our existence within their embrace, is a soul-warming inspirational necessity for the sustainable and perpetually sustained future on the planet.
Find out how you can invest in such a perpetuity with us, as an ecological philanthropist.
A cradle for this future is the nursery, where the first land-inhabiting arbors can safely establish their roots, so they can, one day, become nurse logs themselves.
Our native tree and shrub nursery, as an epicenter for the forthcoming carbon sequestration project, was a humble potato patch, which we harvested the last tuber crop from in the fall of 2018. Thus was followed by a clean-up and soil preparation done with workhorses pulling a simple steel-tooth harrow to neatly level the ground for seeds, seedlings and saplings, which propagation material is to be sown and planted here in spring, 2019 for the first time.
In 2019, ForestCreekMeadows announced an all new modality of simultaneously sequestering climate warming gases and growing ethical food
Whether you wish to have a lasting tree, planted in the memory of the birth of a loved one, celebrating any kind of anniversary, or you feel responsible for emitting so much climate-warming carbon-dioxide and various other polluting gases during your holiday trips, business related travels (everyday commute or long-distance flights), we are happy to accommodate your benevolent desire to create a healthier atmosphere and will include native-to-our-region, mostly deciduous trees into a dual-purpose woodland.
How Oxygenate works
You invest in a certain number of trees and we match that same amount for you in a combination of native trees and shrubs, meaning that your investment doubles in many layers right from the start!
Purchase 1 tree and we’ll plant one extra tree or shrub. Purchase 10 native trees and we’ll make sure that 20 trees and shrubs go out into the growing forest – depending on soil conditions, the lay of the land, growing requirements of different species; it will be our woodland management expertise, design skills and keen discernment as to where the plants take root.
This more than doubles the chance of the plants’ survival, doubles the carbon sequestering as well as the air purification capability you co-create, while increasing the habitat size and quality twofold, to mention but a few of the major aspects.
Under our management, plants will form a vegetation guild, a new kind of ecological habitat that effectively sequesters carbon on a perpetual basis, in the meanwhile also acting as either edible plants themselves or hosts to such plants, fungi and animal species (both wild and domesticated), that collectively represent a highly productive alternative to ecological agriculture as we know it.
Symbiontic Food Provision
We call this model Symbiontic Food Provision, the name referring to the grade of sensitivity by which we, humans, manage the land, becoming symbionts of the habitat ourselves. We will not break the ground in order to cultivate any farm-type crops like vegetables, grains or fiber plants. Furthermore, throughout the entire sustainable land management and food growing-processing system there will be no machines employed. We believe that machines would contribute to a breakage in the energetic/spiritual flow between the growing foodstuffs and their consumers. These constructions are simply out of alignment, regardless of their efficiency. Remember: obsessing over efficiency has gotten us in deep trouble…
In order to gain a fuller image of what these carbon-sink woodlands will look like, imagine a forest garden-type, multi-story habitat, where (semi-)extensive animal rearing and wilderness are integrated into each other harmoniously.
Symbiontic Food Provision is a multi-purpose carbon sink and the ultimate in holistic ecological existence, where food production is but one of the countless benefits of the same dynamic environment. It opens a whole new era for spiritually rich, ethical, artisanal, quality food provision when, in a parallel reality, the green revolution has led our fertile Earth to the brink of collapse.
We are spearheading a reversal of processes, that allow the Earth to flourish and humans to spiritually grow! Worthy, we believe, of your philanthropy.
Other, non-carbon sinking benefits of the Symbiontic “Reforest-Food” model:
- wildlife habitat— increasing biodiversity
- erosion prevention— anchoring and building soil, retaining precipitation and releasing it slowly
- recreation— walks, meditation, tree bathing among mature arbors, wildlife observation, play in nature
- foraging— berries, mushrooms, even tinder from mature trees, medicinal and culinary herbs, dye stuff
- crafts— stinging nettle for fiber use, twigs and bark for basketry and fence weaving, sticks for green wood carving and tool handles, wood for artistic sculpting, furniture making
- construction wood
- sustainably harvested firewood
For these reasons and so much more…
Invest in your and the Earth’s future with us:
Start offsetting your carbon footprint with ForestCreekMeadows at the cost of €9 per tree and we’ll match your investment with an equal number of native trees and/or shrubs.
Purchase a single, native sapling below, or modify the quantity at checkout to plant as many trees as you wish for the Earth.
To order trees in bulk, please contact us by email: info[at]forestcreekmeadows.com
Planting Trees – for Private Individuals and Businesses
Please, refer to the presentation of Symbiontic Food Provision above, to find out some details as to where your trees will go and what else they will provide besides sequestration of greenhouse gases.
At this scale of reforestation, we offer one to multi-hundred or thousands of largely deciduous, native tree and shrub plants to be planted on our newer and newer private land acquisitions, as time goes by. We make sure that all used species pass a thorough scrutiny of their native status in our region dating back at least to the end of the last ice age, or even to the interglacial period prior to that.
Some of the native species we are planting in northern Romania:
- English oak (Quercus robur)
- Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
- Birch (Betula pendula)
- Ash (Fraxinus sp.)
- Hazel (Corylus avellana)
- Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
- Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas)
- Wild cherry (Prunus avium)
- Dog-rose (Rosa canina)
- Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
The propagation material is hand selected and cared for with love by ourselves, the Magyar family.
Our experience in connecting with trees goes back to our beginnings, our roots in life.
Roland was raised in a large village of western Romania, situated on the bank of the Maros (Mureș) river, with all the beauty and adventure typical to lush riparian woodlands. The many outings to these mysterious places from almost toddler age, are some of his most cherished childhood memories. It might have been the subconscious inspiration of this vernacular landscape that guided him later on towards studies of wild plants, landscape ecology and the changing environment due to human impact. Following an eight-year long homesteading immersion in southeastern Hungary, marked by creating haven for wildlife there, he prides himself in enriching the Scottish Borders with 14,000 trees, most of which were planted single-handedly. Now he feels poised to invest his intuitive and theoretic knowledge into growing sustainable woodlands on the slopes of the Carpathians, his new home, for countless generations and, by extension, for the entire Earth to enjoy.
Cheryl has fond memories of climbing trees as a child, even sitting in a large magnolia tree reading book after book. Her love for the environment was fostered and encouraged to grow through hikes with family in the flat lands/prairies of Illinois and the mixed forests and canyons of Wisconsin. Later these experiences were replaced by the exploration of mountainous forests in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington. She enjoys using her knowledge of botany in her foraging endeavors and often eats nutritious weeds. With a B.S. in horticulture and multiple years of experience working in tree/shrub/perennial nurseries she has a special way of tending and caring for plants to ensure their thrival.
Csermely was born with an innate love of nature, spending much of her time barefoot in the Hungarian plains – in sand, soil or snow! As the youngest tree planter of our small team, she is learning on the go as she develops her sensitive awareness of the environment.
Should you wish to sink your carbon and lift your spirits with us, we are most happy to work with you on a continuous basis, for many years to come.