Our main motivation for planting trees is that we want to help cool our planet to hopefully prevent the worst effects of global warming.
Forest types matter when it comes to cooling the planet. Recent observation-based analysis (satellite data) suggests that reforestation of evergreen broadleaf forest in the tropics (around the equatorial belt) has the highest cooling impact (because the equator is where we experience the highest heat and sunshine all year round!), whereas applying the same efforts to reforesting conifer forests at mid-to-high latitudes had the lowest cooling effect (because it’s already comparatively cool in Europe and North America!).
We want to make sure that our trees are having the highest possible cooling effect on the planet. Read a blog on this topic by our partner, WeForest, here.