Restoring lost forests in the Harz region
|Costs per Tree||9,17 €|
|GPS Data of planting site||51.702869, 10.590965|
|Planting Partner||Bergwald Projekt|
Due to the dry summers of 2018 to 2022, over 500,000 hectares of forest (around 5% of the country’s total forest area) have been lost in Germany. Especially unstable spruce and pine monocultures are affected by the so-called Forest Dieback 2.0, as a result of human-made climate change.
The restoration of lost or unstable forest ecosystems is a necessary work in order to maintain the important protective functions of forests for water, soil, biodiversity and climate in the long term. To address the challenge, the Bergwaldprojekt involves volunteers in planting endemic tree species to restore lost forest stands in the Harz region, a hotspot region of the Forest Dieback 2.0.