ISO 14064-2:2019

Project Lake Kessel

Conversion from pine monoculture to biodiverse mixed forest

 93 ha in Brandenburg
15,390 t CO₂
Duration:  2023 - 2053

Project Description and Activities

In the Lake Kessel climate protection project, Pina Earth is converting 93 hectares of pine monoculture forest in Brandenburg over the project period of 30 years into a near-natural, biodiverse mixed forest. Project activities such as the promotion of natural rejuvenation, the introduction of new species, mixture regulation and adapted game management make the forest more resistant to the consequences of climate change such as storms, drought and beetle infestation.

Project activities

Promoting natural rejuvenation
Introduction of new species such as oaks, beech, robinia, thuja, grand fir, silver birch and douglas fir
Wildlife management
Species mixture regulation

Impressions of the project

Why we need forest adaptation


Forest areas with many tall and thin trees are more susceptible to storm damage (so-called windthrow). If, in addition, most of the trees in a section of forest are the same height, storms can lead to the loss of entire forest sections.

Forest fires

Wind plays a decisive role in the development of forest fires. In row-planted monocultures, the wind can easily push the fire through the stand, which leads to a faster spread of forest fires.

Impact of the project

Species distribution at project start

Number of main tree species

from 2 to 5
150 %

Biodiversity Index

from 0.22 to 0.74
236 %

Contribution to the UN SDGs

Good Health and Well-Being
Quality Education
Clean Water and Sanitation
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life on Land

The Project Team

Thomas Schulz

“Pina has applied their concept perfectly to the local conditions of the forest.”

Thomas Schulz

Thomas Schulz

Forester in the project Lake Kessel

Pina Earth

is overseeing the project from the quantification and certification side. This includes, for example, the simulation of the development of the forest over the next 30 years. Find out more here.

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