FAQ

ABOUT forestcreators.com

What is Forestcreators.com?
forestcreators.com is a social charitable enterprise that provides a unique greet-with-trees service that allows individuals and corporates to commemorate special occasions by planting trees on behalf of family, friends or employees, in projects initiated by our organisation in rural sectors of India.
Is Forestcreators.com a non-profit?
We are a not for profit charitable foundation.
Will I get 80G benefit for Donations made?
Yes when you give your Pan no & full details we will be able to give 80G certification for all donations.
How does Forestcreators.com plant trees?
Our organisation or our Planting Partners close to project sites that conduct tree planting using local labour. We & our Planting Partners develop nurseries, select appropriate sites in consultation with local communities, plant trees, and nurture them during the crucial stage of their infancy. forestcreators.com & our Planting Partners work with local authorities and local communities to plant trees in private lands, public lands, wildlife habitats, communal holy places, school and government owned de-forested or denuded areas.
What are Forestcreators.com’s credentials?
Forestcreators.com & its founders & their work has been recognised by Chattisgarh Government . All the Donors & Project done are mentioned in our Project List.

ABOUT OUR PROJECTS

Where does Forestcreators.com have projects?
Forestcreators.com has completed more then 40 projects spread across across states of India
What is the impact of the projects?
Our projects aim to effect environmental and/or social impact. We plant trees to restore forests, improve wildlife habitats, rejuvenate rivers, support rural livelihoods, etc.
On what basis are planting partners selected?
Forestcreators.com selects specialists as Planting Partners, based on their track record in tree planting, organisational strength, their willingness to maintain records and offer them for audit, and their ability to work with local authorities and communities.

ABOUT OUR TREES

How do I know that my trees have been planted?
We try to be as transparent as we can. We will link every donation to a Project with General Location & name of the site. We will also be updating each project & Trees growth periodically & try to be as transparent as possible. In case any Donor requires more information about the trees planted we are happy to response via mails.
How do I keep updated on the work being done by Forestcreators.com?
We update supporters of our efforts via our Website (Photos, Blog, Project Page), Facebook and monthly Newsletters. To subscribe to our Newsletter, click here.
Can I visit the site where the tree I plant is?
Of course, you can. However, if any company/individual adopts the entire project, we arrange a site visit during plantation time.
Can I choose an area to plant trees?
We currently only allow users to donate & as soon as we do the next project we will link the project with the Donor.
Which trees are planted?
All trees planted will be species indigenous to the planting site.
Can I choose the type of tree I want to be planted?
We apologise that we can’t let you select, as the species of trees is determined by us & the Planting Partners who have years of local experience and determine what species is best suited to the agro-climatic conditions in the region.
When do you plant trees?
The planting process is systematically done. We only plant at projects which will water & care for the saplings all year long. So we are not dependent on the Monsoons for caring the saplings. Hence we can plant all year long. We try & avoid very cold winters or very Hot summers for plantations.
Do all trees I plant survive?
We & Our Planting Partners have substantial experience in assuring tree survivability. Our Planting Partners plant a new tree for every tree that does not survive the first year of planting. However, all life on earth is tenuous and we cannot undertake an unconditional guarantee of the survival of trees we plant. But due to Miyawaki Method of Plantation we have seen more then 95% survival in all our projects.
Can I be linked to the tree I plant?
Given the scale on which we plant and community participation, you will appreciate that is not possible to link an individual to a tree. We plant forests for the benefit of the environment and the local communities in that region who bear the responsibility of maintaining the trees.
Do I own the tree I plant?
Our trees are planted on government or community/public land & also on private lands. But only places where they are cared for well. They benefit the maximum number of people. The tree belongs to the community which benefits from its planting. Your gift of a tree is a gift to society and a gift to the planet. Neither Forestcreators.com nor our donors own any of the trees planted.
Do you sell tree saplings?
No, Forestcreators.com does not sell tree saplings.

YOUR ACCOUNT

Do I need to create an account on the Forestcreators.com website?
No, you can buy and gift/greet trees without an account. However, creating a lifetime account offers the convenience of storing trees in your tree bank for use later, viewing your planting and gifting history, creating a gifting schedule as well as other interactive features.
Do I have to gift/greet the tree I plant to someone?
Not at all! Gifting a tree is just one of the many reasons to plant a tree. You can also offset carbon and get an eTreeCertificate for yourself.
When will my electronic certificate be sent?
It will be sent instantly on receiving successful confirmation from the payment gateway unless you choose for it to be post-dated. It will be sent out at 05.00 hours Indian Standard Time (IST) on the designated date (IST is GMT +5:30 hours). In case of any technical difficulty the eTreeCertificate or eTreeCard is delayed you can email us at plant@Forestcreators.com.
How will I know that my certificates have been sent?
You will get an automated email from our server when your certificates are sent out to the recipient(s). You can also enter your email address to receive a copy of the certificate.
Can I get a physical certificate sent?
We do not currently have this provision on our website, but you are certainly free to do it yourself. But we strongly suggest you keep an e-copy for the very nature of saving paper.
Can I upload a picture on my eTreeCertificate?
Yes, you can upload a picture or your company’s logo. Send co-branded eTreeCertificates to clients, employees or dealers and add a personal touch by adding a picture when greeting family and friends.

I entered the wrong recipient email id when gifting trees. Help!
You can edit the email id in the eTreeCertificates tab in your account. Otherwise, email us at plant@Forestcreators.com and we would be happy to change it for you.

I entered the wrong date, name or occasion. Help!
Please email us at plant@Forestcreators.com and we will make whatever changes you require.

Donations

What is the break-up of the cost of planting one tree?
The cost per tree is calculated keeping in mind the actual cost of the sapling, the process of planting (nursery creation, pit digging, planting, water, maintenance & administrative costs) and other features such as the eTreeCertificate, technical support and the cost of auditing the project site a year after plantation.

The small surplus that our organisation makes is reinvested in new projects.

What online payment options do I have?
You can pay online using all widely accepted debit cards, credit cards, net banking or other mobile payments.
Can I pay using cash or cheque?
To pay by cheque you will have to get in touch with our office and give the requisite information. On receiving the cheque from your end we will issue the eTreeCertificate to you via email.

We do NOT provide a cash payment facility.

Can I get a refund once I’ve planted a tree?
Unfortunately, not, as we place back to back orders with our nurseries.

Our mission is to bring back our lost forests, we do it by creating them using Miyawaki Method.

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118, High Tech Industrial Centre, Caves Road, Jogeshwari (E),
Mumbai 400 060, India

+91 98200 35036