ISO 14064-2:2019
Under Development

Project Gudow Mill

Conversion from pine forest to a diverse mixed forest

~ 149 ha in Schleswig-Holstein
Duration:  2022 - 2052

Project Description and Activities

In the "Gudower Mühle" climate protection project, over 140 hectares of pine-dominated forest in Schleswig-Holstein are being converted into a near-natural, biodiverse mixed forest. This will save around 20,000 tons of CO₂ emissions over a period of 30 years.

The project activities include the planting and sowing of Douglas fir, coastal fir and beech. In addition, other tree species such as red oak, sycamore maple, Norway maple, sweet chestnut, wych elm, silver fir, service tree and hazel are introduced in small quantities for diversification. These activities increase biodiversity and make the forest more resistant to the consequences of climate change, such as storms, drought, and beetle infestation.

Project activities

Stimulation of natural rejuvenation
Planting and sowing Douglas fir, coastal fir, beech, red oak and more
Increase of biodiversity

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.

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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