Avoiding fraudulent claims is of paramount importance to ensuring the integrity of the platform and authenticity of the Carbon Credits sold in the open market. The platform uses Smartphone technology to implement a robust mechanism for validating trees and verifying their growth; Every tree includes a QR coded Tree Tag wrapped around the trunk 1.3m above the ground, which when read by the App, is combined with its GPS location to identify the tree. Registration includes identifying the species, measuring the circumference of the trunk at the Tag and is completed by taking a geo-located photograph of the whole tree.
The platform will only sell verified sequestered CO2, which is determined by periodically entering trunk circumference measurements. Consequently, every tree must be visited and only by using the Smartphone App to unlock a tree’s record, can an updated measurement be added to it. Furthermore, a tree must be seen to adopt a normalised growth pattern before its record is validated.
This mechanism minimizes opportunities to falsify data by:-
Finally, the Platform's operator and the trees registered on the platform are also subject to independent validation. Validators linked to the platform will review tree records and may elect to make site visits to authenticate the data.