Every Order = 1 Tree Planted

For every order placed through HeatingOilExpress.com we plant one tree in the U.S.
through our partnership with the National Forest Foundation, so not only you’ll be saving money on your heating bills but you’ll also be helping the environment.

By simply using HeatingOilExpress.com for your heating oil needs you are being an essential part of the effort to plant millions of new trees in areas destroyed by wildfires and other critical restoration projects through the National Forest Foundation programs.

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For every 3 trees planted, roughly one ton of carbon will be sequestered, allowing for over 1,666 tons of CO2 to be taken out of the atmosphere overall, and every acre of trees planted (approx. 340-490 trees) will offset about the amount of CO2 produced by driving a car 26,000 miles, or about twice the amount the average driver drives per year.

Here are a few reasons why planting trees is important:

  • Trees clean the air and provide oxygen
  • Trees remove carbon dioxide – a leading greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere
  • Trees and forests supply habitats for animals
  • Trees help prevent water pollution by reducing water runoff and protecting against flooding
  • Trees improve water quality and ensure reliable water supplies

Our partner, American Forests®, has been a leader in protecting and restoring forests since 1875.

Every time a tree is planted, our environment improves

Every single tree really does make a difference – here are some facts below demonstrating how planting trees helps us and the environment:

A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.
Arbor Day Foundation

Deforestation of rainforests could account for the loss of 100 species a day.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

Projections suggest that 100 million additional mature trees in US cities (3 trees for every unshaded single family home) could save over $2 billion in energy costs per year
Mike McAliney, Trust for Public Land

Deforestation accounts for 20% of the global greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
World Bank

A tree releases more than 8 times as much moisture into the atmosphere compared to the equivalent area of ocean.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

40% of the world lives in regions infested by malaria. Compared against forested areas, deforested areas can see a 300 times increase in malaria infection.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

One tree that shades your home in the city will also save fossil fuel, cutting CO2 buildup as much as 15 forest trees.
Arbor Day Foundation pamphlet #90980005

Over the course of its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
Save a Tree

Rainforests produce over 40 percent of the world’s oxygen.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

The carbon stored in the world’s forests exceeds the amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
U.S. Department of Agriculture

One acre of trees can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
David Nowak, USDA

A single grown tree can release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 2 human beings.
Mike McAliney, Trust for Public Land

Earth’s forest are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.
World Bank

Over 25% of modern medicines find their origin from tropical forest plants.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)