According to wildfire statistics sourced from Congressional Research Service, “from 2011 to 2020, there were an average of 62,805 wildfires annually, and an average of 7.5 million acres impacted annually. In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California.”
While numerous organizations, charities, and individuals are doing their best to revitalize burnt trees and soil, a green-minded NFT project called NFTreeTokens came to help from the crypto sphere.
NFTreeTokens presents green-minded individuals and nature lovers with a unique opportunity to join the tree-planting efforts and minimize the damage caused by wildfires across the United States of America. The project’s leaders impart that the dangers of wildfires running rampant can have disastrous consequences for the world, imparting:
“Every 1.2 seconds, man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field. 46% of the world’s forests have already been destroyed. Trees and plants are being burned, degraded, and logged at astonishing rates. Together we can make a change.”
The project has already partnered with One Tree Planted, an organization that has planted over 40 million trees in more than 43 countries across the world since 2014. The project’s mission is to plant 100 trees for every NFT sold, undertaking extensive reforestation efforts with a plan to make the world a greener place:
“Reforestation is one of the best ways to restore a healthy environment after fire damage, in which the soil and surrounding landscape are significantly damaged. The latest forest fire season on the west coast of North America has been extreme. But an impactful way to help the affected regions directly is by planting a tree,” said NFTreeTokens project leaders.
As established by Congressional Research Service, most wildfires struck areas in California. NFTreeTokens is currently focused on these locations, growing native tree species and helping the land heal.
The NFTreeTokens collection features 3,000 unique hand-drawn Bonsai Trees NFTs available on OpenSea. Bonsai trees are symbols of strength, peace, longevity, and harmony with nature. The company points out that these values describe their mission to a tee.
NFTreeTokens plans to launch the first 2,800 Bonsai Trees NFT pieces on 2022 World Bonsai Day, May 14th. The remainder of the collection, the Earth collection, will be launched on World Biodiversity Day, May 22nd, including 200 one-of-a-kind designs.
After the Earth collection has been released, NFTreeTokens will shift its focus to planting trees. NFTreeTokens plans to build a strong, healthy community of tree lovers, who will have voting rights regarding the locations of the subsequent reforestation efforts.
More information about NFTreeTokens and Bonsai Tree tokens is available on the project’s official website.