Originally uploaded by xtof
I think this is a cute “green” marketing flyer. You open an account and put money there, which is put “to work” somewhere you don’t know about (possibly a deforestation business), and you feel good about it because you sponsored the plantation of a tree.
So, why not simply having a savings account actually backed by timberland?
Timberland is a great investment IMO: 4% natural interest rate, and if you don’t need the cash a given year, you just don’t cut the trees (.
The other advantage would be that you’d actually know where your money is put to work (instead of a mere single tree).