how the forest saves our climate

What does a forest need to look like in order to provide us with the best possible support in climate protection?

Unfortunately, not like a large part of the German forest. This is because most forests in Germany are species-poor tree plantations that have been artificially created by the forestry industry. These are often non-native trees that grow quickly and are therefore of great interest to the economy, but would not grow naturally in these places. For decades, forests had to make space for cities and were in particular demand as suppliers of raw materials. The situation is especially bad for monocultures, such as plantations full of spruce trees, which are fragile, species-poor and, in the worst cases, diseased. Such forests are hardly able to adapt independently to changing environmental conditions.

Why we need more resilient mixed forests

Because humans intervene everywhere, there are hardly any near-natural forests left in Germany, let alone real primeval forests. More than ever, resilient and diverse mixed forests are needed. They not only have a significantly higher biodiversity – within the trees as well as the forest inhabitants – but are also more resistant to climatic changes.

The Green Forest Fund e.V. gives Germany valuable primeval forest back

We rely on a partnership with the Green Forest Fund e.V. because they work closely with nature conservation to ensure that planting is ideally suited to the location, thus enabling ecosystems to be optimally designed. This not only benefits the forests, but also the climate.