Valley with trees

Stift Ehreshoven

Stift Ehreshoven, situated near Cologne in Engelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany, is a longstanding forestry business amongst a diverse portfolio of services. It owns an estate with 1,500+ ha of forest land that is managed sustainably. The current problem of bark beetle infestation in German forests is affecting a lot of their spruce stands and the need for more resilient, mixed forests becomes more evident every day.

Life Terra facilitated the planting of a variety of 16+ climate resilient species which were selected with the help of the landowner, two trusted nurseries, academia and ‘Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz Nordrhein Westfalen’. This project is Life Terra’s first “Klimawald”(climate forest) in Germany to be closely tracked with monitoring technology.
In collaboration with Stift Ehreshoven some 50,000 planted trees are made available for adoption on the Life Terra app/ web platform.

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“The goal of this climate forest is to create biodiversity beyond the borders of Germany. We want to see whether there are possibilities to create a stable mixed forest”

Jörg Deselaers, Curator at Stift Ehreshoven