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The Mountain Forests project aims at regenerating, preserving and supervising the healing of damaged German mountain forests, while raising the awareness of the German population about the direct link between the well-being of humans and the well-being of nature in general, and forests in particular.

Location

Germany

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Bergwaldprojekt Association

Participants

volunteers from all over Germany

Achievements

26,900 planted trees

Local partner

Bergwaldprojekt is an association created in 1986 by Mr. Wolfgang Lohbeck of Greenpeace Deutschland. Their objectives are the conservation, regeneration, and supervision of the healing of damaged German forests. They lead an average of 40 projects per year in 25 forests. They have a strong experience in involving the public in the plantations: since 1987, 20,000 volunteers have participated in their projects. Since 1987, more than 1 million trees have been planted by Bergwaldprojekt.

Plantation models

Species planted

Oak - Quercus robur

Oak – Quercus robur

Cherry tree - Prunus avium

Cherry tree – Prunus avium

Pine - Pinus sylvestris

Pine – Pinus sylvestris

White fir - Abies alba

White fir – Abies alba

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participants

Plantations are done during voluntary workcamps gathering people from all over Germany wishing to experience a week in forest. Participants are attended during one week by the local forestry services together with experienced group leaders.

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Documents

File Description
pdf 2015 progress report