ISO 14064-2:2019

Project Lindorf

Conversion from spruce monoculture to biodiverse mixed forest

 318 ha in Bavaria & Baden-Württemberg
24,664 t CO₂
Duration:  2021 - 2051

Project Description and Activities

The Lindorf project is converting over 318 hectares of largely single-layer spruce forest in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg into a structurally diverse mixed forest over a project period of 30 years.

Project activities such as the promotion of natural rejuvenation and seeding of new, site-adapted tree species, make the forest more resistant to the increasingly frequent consequences of climate change, such as storms, drought and beetle infestation.

Project activities

Promotion of natural rejuvenation
Seeding of silver fir, douglas fir, lime tree and hornbeam
Tree species mixture regulation

Impressions of the project

Why we need forest adaptation

Beetle infestation

Prolonged drought weakens trees, which can then no longer adequately protect themselves against bark beetles and other infestations. As the trees are close together, a beetle infestation can easily spread to the entire forest and destroy large areas of it.


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.

Impact of the project

Species distribution at project start

Number of main tree species

from 2 to 5
150 %

Biodiversity Index

from 0.21 to 0.55
162 %

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

Pina Earth

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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