Cultivating carbon revenue from trees integrated into your farm
What is silvopasture?
Silvopasture is the smart integration of trees onto pasture land
Improves Soil Quality
Diversifies Farm Income
Boosts Animal Welfare
How do you make money?
The carbon stored in your trees is sold as carbon credits on the voluntary carbon market
Corporations continue to set net-zero emissions goals
To be net-zero, corporations must remove an equal amount of carbon from the atmosphere as they emit
We sell your carbon credits to these corporations, providing your farm a new revenue stream
Tour a silvopasture farm
Silvopasture resources map
Use this map as a resource to engage with local silvopasture experts and service providers.
Want to be added to the map? Please fill out the 'Contact Us' form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carbon Credits and Silvopasture Information
If you are just getting started with silvopasture, check out this short video (5 minutes)
Read Steve Gabriel’s six key principles for successful silvopasture (5 minutes)
Consider 7 steps to a silvopasture carbon dividend (5 minutes)
To plan out tree planting & spacing numbers, try out this calculator tool (also from Steve Gabriel!)
Working Trees Information
Take the time to digest our recent webinar (about an hour)
Read our terms and conditions (5 minutes)
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Section
EQIP, More Silvopasture Resources
Check out the NRCS site to learn more about their financial assistance programs and connect with their offices in your local area (15 minutes)
Find Arborist on the Trees Are Good Website
Purchase Tree Seedlings on the Arbor Day Foundation Website
What our farmers are saying
“At Lick Skillet Farm, carbon sequestration has long been on the sidelines, as a secondary business goal. As our farm begins its fourth intergenerational transfer, we want to bring it to the center. The Southeast is blessed with plentiful sunshine, rain, and arable topsoil - ideal for natural sequestration. With a mixed-species herd and sophisticated grazing management as our primary tools, we believe we can speed the process of sequestration beyond the normal rate.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Shade: Shade reduces heat stress and therefore improves productivity. Studies have shown that access to natural shade can increase average daily gain in calves by over 50%.
Fodder: Tree fodder can displace hay costs, which can often be the largest expense driver. This is true for a wide variety of tree species, including willow and honey locust.
Soil health: Trees improve nutrient cycling from all layers of the soil and contribute organic matter through litter. Studies have shown that this can improve overall soil organic content and soil health.
Timber products: We require a 30 year commitment for any trees that receive carbon credit payments. However, it is possible to harvest after the contract and – for loblolly in particular – there is a way to get partial credit for harvests within the first 30 years.
The carbon values per acre depend on various farm characteristics. We do not provide a prescriptive approach to our partner farms, but rather provide farmers the information they need to make informed decisions.
Carbon credit prices range from $20 to $90 per ton of CO2 removed. Volume of CO2 removed is generally around 2 tons per acre per year starting in year 5.
We connect farmers with Technical Service Providers (TSPs) that help make the most agronomically sound decisions possible for farm management goals. We do not decide which trees to plant, but rather provide farmers with relevant carbon sequestration forecasts and carbon credit revenue models to help facilitate the best decisions.
No, we have no minimum enrollment acreage. Our phone app-based technology makes this possible.