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Do you want to have your own baby tree? At the real forest?

Now we can! ^^

The WWF made a website called www.mybabytree.org. Just like the web name, it is the web where we can plant a tree or more at the Indonesian rainforest, located at Borneo (Kalimantan) with just by paying US$5.50 for each baby tree using a paypal. Here is more information from the website:

1. What happens after I pay for my baby tree?
After you’ve paid, you will immediately receive an email confirming your payment. And in around two weeks we will email you a kmz link that you can use to locate your baby tree on Google Earth.

2. I can’t seem to find my baby tree.
Once you’ve donated, in around two weeks we will send a kmz link to your email. This link contains the coordinates of your newly planted baby tree. But in order for the kmz link to work, make sure that you have downloaded Google Earth before hand. Click here to download: www.googleearth.com

3. I’ve paid but there’s no news regarding my baby tree.

It takes us around two weeks after the time of your donation, to plant your baby tree and Geo-tag it.Then we will send you an email notifying you of the successful planting of your baby tree. In the email you will also receive a kmz link. Use this link (program) to pin point the exact location of your newly planted baby tree. But in order for it to work, you need to have Google Earth installed first. Click here to download your Google Earth: www.googleearth.com

4. How many people have planted so far?
We’ve had people from all over the world planting their baby trees. So far 1,300 baby trees have been planted. You can see the entire planting grid area on Google Earth.

5. Have other people already seen their trees on Google Earth?
Yes! Thousands of proud baby tree owners have seen their trees on Google Earth. And we have received hundreds of emails from everyone around the globe telling us how happy they are seeing their cute baby trees on Google Earth.


6. Can I buy more than one baby tree?

Of course you can. Just type the number of baby trees that you want to plant, in the Paypal box, on the left hand bottom corner of the web page.

7. Will I get news about my baby tree on my snail mail or on my Paypal account?
Neither. We will send you an email to the address you use to log in to your Paypal account.

8. What’s the most number of trees anyone ever bought?
Ms. Luna Maya from Jakarta, Indonesia has planted 100 baby trees.

9. How often can I check for updates and how do I do it?
Updates would depend on how often Google Earth refreshes their satellite images. Visibility of rain forest areas also depends on cloud cover. To check your baby tree, just click on the kmz link and it will automatically direct you to where your tree is planted.

10. How do I use Google Earth?
Google Earth is very easy to use. Once you’ve clicked on your kmz link you will immediately be directed to Google Earth. Now simply click on the NEWtrees link on the left column of your page. When clicked, you will automatically be pin pointed to the planting grid of your baby tree. Then you can easily navigate more by using the tools located on the top right hand corner of your page.

11. Where is Borneo?
Borneo is located at the centre of Maritime Southeast Asia. It is the third largest island in the world and administratively, this island are divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The Indonesian region of Borneo is called Kalimantan.

12. Where is Sebangau?
Sebangau is located in the south part of Central Kalimantan Province, between the Sebangau and Katingan rivers. Sebangau National Park is an area of 568,7000 ha that holds one of the largest known remaining Orangutan populations in the world.

13. How can I find out more about Borneo and WWF?
Please click on the ‘did you know’ tab and then click on the panda logo in the bottom left of your screen

If we still haven’t answered your questions please write to us at askme@mybabytree.org

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For every virtual tree planted on the website, the WWF will plant a real tree at the Indonesian rainforest. There are three kinds of trees they will planted: Shorea Belangeran, Diera Costulata (Jelutung) and Alstonia Scholaris (Pulai).

When you go to the website, I suggest you to play the intro first, it’s hilarious! 🙂

www.mybabytree.org

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