LaboraTree - Tree Planting Scheme

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What is LaboraTree?

Tips for Trees:
Fastrak® and ZAP™ – Growing Greener Together

More Benefits for the Environment and for YOU!

LaboraTree is Alpha Laboratories' scheme to plant native trees and make a sustainable contribution to the environment.

It's free to join and exclusive to Fastrak® tip refill and ZAP™ filter tip users, giving you a unique combination of green benefits.

Why Plant Native Trees?

  • Trees absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing the effects of global warming

  • Over a 6 year period an oak tree can absorb a ton of CO2Ref: Greener Every Day

  • Woodlands provide habitats and ecosystems for much of our wildlife, helping support and protect biodiversity

  • Woodlands have significant cultural and wellbeing benefits, providing environments for leisure and relaxation

Celebrating over 10 years of LaboraTree!

It was way back in 2009 that the first seed of the Alpha Laboratories' tree planting scheme, LaboraTree, was sown.

Thanks to the dedicated LaboraTree members in laboratories throughout the UK, over 2,500 trees have now been planted across the country and are helping make a difference to our environment.

The trees planted by our members have helped to consume CO2, clean up pollution, generate oxygen and provide vital habitats for wildlife.

To celebrate 10 years of LaboraTree in 2019, we extended the scheme to include ZAP™ Premier filter tips in addition to Fastrak® tip refills. So now it is easier to collect more tokens towards trees.

ZAP Filter Tips are Fastrak’s sister product. And, just like Fastrak they are made with sunshine too! In fact over 30% of the energy needed to make ZAP tips comes directly from solar panels.

Using both Fastrak® and ZAP together is the perfect eco-friendly combination. You reduce the amount of waste in your laboratory as you can re-use your ZAP Premier Filter Tip racks to re-fill them with Fastrak Tips.

Plus, you can now do even more to help preserve the environment for future generations by planting more trees through the LaboraTree campaign.

The Benefits of Collecting ZAP Tokens:

We will record the cumulative number of ZAP tokens you collect on all your tree planting certificates.
For every 100 ZAP stickers collected, you can choose a special additional gift for your organisation.

Here are some of the great ZAP prizes you could get for your organisation:

  • Water Fountain

  • Bird Bath

  • Bird Feeder

  • Bench

  • Picnic Table

How Does it Work?

There are just three easy steps:

  • Step 1:

    Register online and we will send you a LaboraTree collector's card with your unique membership number.

  • Step 2.

    Apply the special tree tokens found on the outside of Fastrak or ZAP tip packs to your collector’s card. You can use any combination of the two tokens to complete your total of 15 per card.

  • Step 3.

    When the card is full, return it Freepost to us. We will plant your tree and record any ZAP tokens towards your additional gift. You will also receive your personalised e-certificate.

In collaboration with E-FORESTS we'll plant a tree for you and send you a certificate to recognise your contribution.
We will also send you a new LaboraTree card so you can carry on collecting.

Where Do We Plant Trees?

Our LaboraTree campaign began in 2009 and has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to its many supporters, hundreds of trees have already been planted in the Scottish Highlands Alladale Reserve and elsewhere across the country. This has made a valuable contribution to a major reforestation project in association with the Carbon Managers and the Challenger Trust.

EFORESTS Partnership

Previously we have collaborated with the Woodland Trust and have now joined forces with EFORESTS, to extend our tree planting activities to multiple locations nationwide.

Where Your Trees Are Planted

Tree Totaliser

Data correct as of October 2023

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