ISO 14064-2:2019

Project Altmark

Conversion from pine-dominated forest to biodiverse mixed forest

 142 ha in Saxony-Anhalt
18,552 t CO₂
Duration:  2023 - 2053

Project Description and Activities

In the climate project 'Altmark', over 140 hectares of pine- and larch-dominated forest in Saxony-Anhalt are being converted into a near-natural, biodiverse mixed forest. By doing so, the project avoids and removes over 18,000 tons of CO₂ emission over 30 years from the atmosphere, preparing the forest for future climatic conditions.

Project activities such as the promotion of natural regeneration, the introduction of new species such as English oak, Douglas fir, maple and mountain elm, mixture regulation and adapted wildlife management make the forest more resistant to the consequences of climate change such as storms, drought and beetle infestation.

Project activities

Planting and seeding climate-resilient tree species such as douglas fir and northern red oak
Promoting and protecting natural rejuvenation
Improving wildlife management
Mixture regulation to promote rare species

Impressions of the project

Why we need forest adaptation

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.


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 3 to 4
33 %

Biodiversity Index

from 0.41 to 0.68
66 %

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

Lennard Sieck

“Together, we were able to define the project activities in such a way that they have the greatest impact on making the forest climate-friendly.”

Lennard Sieck

Lennard Sieck

Forester in the project Altmark

Ronja - 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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