by Carbon Offsets
In addition to funding reforestation, revenue from carbon offset sales has the potential to generate significant financial returns for landowners.
Landowners enjoy the rewards of offsets based on the carbon that will be captured as their trees grow over the next century. As soon as one year after planting, an accredited third-party forester confirms that the seedlings are healthy and growing the correct number of trees per acre. Then, the offsets are issued and sold by Mast on the landowner’s behalf, at which point the landowner receives payment.
Forward-looking offset methods use forest biometric equations to accurately estimate the tonnes of carbon sequestered over the projected lifespan of the forest.
For centuries, the science of forest measurement (i.e. biometrics) has been a trusted way to estimate forest growth and yield for timber harvest. The longer the regenerated forest grows and remains protected, the more carbon it sequesters and the more offsets are issued.