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The planting project in the region of Davos, in Switzerland, aims at preserving and sustainability managing local forests to preserve the tourist attraction of one of the largest ski resorts.

In addition, the Greener Davos project has a highly symbolic significance because Davos is hosting annually the World Economic Forum where global policital, business elites and celebrities are invited.

Location

Davos, Switzerland

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Davos municipality

Participants

local school, sport clubs, WEF participants

Local partner

Technical work (species, design of the planting models, site location, monitoring) is done by forest experts of Davos Municipalty, Gemeinde Davos Forstbetrieb. They  ensure the plantation of 100% native timber trees and the combination of several species to regenerate the local biodiversity, preserve the natural ecosystems, and ensure maximal socio-environmental co-benefits.

Plantation models

Species planted

Larix Decidua

Larix Decidua

Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum

Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia

Viburnum lantana

Viburnum lantana

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participants

Participants of this project are volunteers, interns of the Swiss Post School, members of sports clubs and participants at the World Economic Forum, among others.

Documents

File Description
pdf 2014 progress report