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Forest Donation

Together for the Environment:
Our New Forest Donation

We are on a mission to create tomorrow’s forests today. And we had an idea: we can do this not only by planting new trees, but also by preserving existing woodland areas. By converting them into ancient forests we ensure that the trees can grow freely and undisturbed. With our new forest donation you can support our mission: we’re already looking forward to it!

The forests around the world are of fundamental importance to us all: we depend on them as they protect our climate, purify the air we breathe and store our drinking water at the same time. They are not only our natural and cultural heritage and a recreational and leisure area for us human beings, but also a habitat and shelter for millions of animal and plant species. And yet the area covered by forests is vanishing around the globe at a rapid pace: around 60 million cubic meters of wood are felled every year – as building material, fuel, for paper production or as packaging material.
This annual deforestation is a huge problem: trees, woods and forests are no longer seen as one of the most significant parts in the protection of climate, animals and nature, but merely as raw materials.

Protection Instead of Exploitation:
Our Ancient Forests

How can we solve this problem? We will make the woods stronger. By protecting them instead of exploiting them. Whereas 98% of the woodland area in Germany is used for forestry, our trees may grow old in a natural way. The trees on our protected areas become part of a new ancient forest – right in the middle of Germany. In this way these woods will become sustainable future or climate forests.

The oldest tree on our planet, a spruce, lives in Scandinavia and is 9,550 years old.

Become a Forest Donor!

In order for us not only to plant new trees, but also be able to protect our existing woodlands, we are now introducing a forest donation. We select existing woodland areas, buy them and make sure that every single tree there can grow undisturbed and freely for as long as it wants to.

There is at least one old tree in an area of about 10 square meters. So if you decide to make a donation of this amount, you will practically take on a tree sponsorship. At any rate, you will protect our native forests from logging and soil compaction, and create tomorrow’s ancient forests, providing shelter for wild animals and plants.

What’s the Location of My Tree?

With our tree tracker you can find the exact location of your tree. Every forest donor receives an identification number from a donation of 5 square meters or more. This allows you to track the sheltered area on which your tree stands. As a thank-you and a lasting memory, you will receive a beautiful certificate made of 100% recycled paper for any donation or sponsorship of 5 square meters or more – including your personal identification number!

1 qm

I am donating 5 Euros for the preservation of existing woodland areas

creating 1 qm of habitat for plants and
animals in tomorrow's primeval forests.

5 qm

I am donating 25 Euros for the preservation of existing woodland areas

creating 5 qm of habitat for plants and
animals in tomorrow's primeval forests.

10 qm

I am donating 50 Euros for the preservation of existing woodland areas

creating 10 qm of habitat for plants and
animals in tomorrow's primeval forests.

20 qm

I am donating 100 Euros for the preservation of existing woodland areas

creating 20 qm of habitat for plants and
animals in tomorrow's primeval forests.


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I hereby authorize the Green Forest Fund e.V. (creditor identifier: DE90ZZZ00002001108) to collect payments from my account. At the same time, I instruct my financial institution to approve the direct debit drawn from my account by the Green Forest Fund e.V.

As part of your rights, you are entitled to a refund from your financial institution under the terms and conditions of your agreement with your financial institution. Said refund must be claimed within 8 weeks starting from the date on which your account was debited. You can cancel or terminate this SEPA direct debit mandate at any time without stating reasons.

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You will receive the number of unique mandate reference separately. In case of direct debit recall, an amount of €10 will be charged.

Important: this is a charitable contribution to the GREEN FOREST FUND (registered association). Your donation is tax deductible so you can save on your taxes! You will be awarded with an annual charitable donation certificate.

For reasons of simplification, the simplified statement of eligibility and the receipt from your bank are sufficient proof of tax deductibility for donations up to €200.

These terms apply only to donations issued within Germany. We kindly ask all donors outside Germany to note the terms of deductions from donations in the respective country of issue.

If you choose to arrange for a periodical donation, the first direct debit will be due immediately after placing the mandate. In case of monthly payment, the due amount will be collected on the first day of the month following the date of signature of the application and on the first day of any further month. In case of quarterly payment, the periodical direct debit will be due on the first day of each quarterly period (1st of April, July, October, and January, resp.); in case of biannual payment, at the turn of the half-year (1st of July and January, resp.); and in case of annual payment, on January 1st of each year.

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