How does the Treetracker work?
Greenstand’s Treetracker app allows for tree growers anywhere in the world to track & map the trees they care for using their own mobile device. Individuals and organizations can trade or sell their Impact Tokens to a global market. Planting organizations can showcase their environmental impacts to donors and grantees on our web map at Treetracker.org. The web maps may be customized with logos & with integration of pre-existing data, for those interested in more in-depth tracking.
Who can use the Treetracker?
The Treetracker can be used by individuals planting and growing trees who want to track and trade their impacts, as well as planting organizations and initiatives who want to maximize their investments.
How can I start tracking trees with Greenstand?
At this time Greenstand is not able to accept new Treetrackers. Any organization is welcome to download the Treetracker app & begin tracking trees viewed on our Web Map, but we will not be offering direct project support at this time. Instead, we are taking time to strategically focus on advancing our tech stack and providing our existing projects with the best possible experience. If you are interested in using the Treetracker, please fill out the New Treetracker Project Application and we will consider your project during our next onboarding period, anticipated for August 2021.
What are the mobile specifications needed to run the Treetracker?
The mobile phone needs to be running Android Lollipop (5.0+) or higher and needs GPS built-in. Most modern phones will have this ability. An iOS version is now in testing and will be available by 2022!
Can I purchase trees from Greenstand?
Greenstand works to remain non-competitive in the tree planting space as the Treetracker app could be applied to nearly any reforestation project in the world. Our team can help you connect to projects in need of support. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
What is the Impact Wallet?
The Impact Wallet is a digital container where Impact Tokens can be stored, accessed and traded. Each wallet has one owner that can view their impacts on their own Wallet Map.
What is the Impact Token?
Impact Tokens are digital representations of the positive environmental impacts that tree growers create. When tree growers take photos of the trees they care for and upload them to the Treetracker platform, the Greenstand verification process ensures that the location, species, and other tree attributes are recorded accurately. The system then issues an Impact Token, which is linked to each tree’s photo capture. Every token is assigned a relative impact value based on the tree's confirmed environmental and social impacts.
What happens if I get an Impact Token that is verified incorrectly?
As we continuously develop the Treetracker platform, it is possible that slight errors are made during the Impact Token verification process. If at any time Greenstand provides an incorrectly verified Impact Token, it can be exchanged for a correctly verified Impact Token.
How does a planter transfer trees to my wallet?
Once a planter enters the name of the planting organization they represent during the registration process, Greenstand can identify the link between the individual Treetracker and the planting organization. From there, we can automate the transfer of Impact Tokens into the organization’s Impact Wallet.
How do I pay my planters?
Currently, Greenstand can provide you with the software to view and organize your geotagged tree photographs by many attributes including by tree planter. You determine how you will pay your planters. Depending on your global location, the Greenstand team can help your project identify the best mobile money options available.
Do you offer customized web maps?
Are all of the Treetracker features available today?
How much does it cost to plant and care for a tree?
Is Greenstand built on blockchain?
At this time Greenstand’s tech stack does not incorporate the use of blockchain technology due to its additional energy consumption and lack of added values. Instead we have built this system using centralized ledger technology. We will continue to consider incorporating blockchain technology where it adds value to the system and as it becomes more efficient.
Where is Greenstand's data stored?
Greenstand is using a mix of different cloud infrastructure providers DigitalOcean and AWS are providing resources for most of the services. The data centers are in the US and in Europe. With a growing demand and community in Africa, Greenstand is planning to move parts of the infrastructure closer to the end user.
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