FAQs – Frequently asked questions

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You will receive a certificate for the contribution you have made, which proves that you did not look the other way when the earth needed our help. We guarantee that your contribution will be used in line with our motto “Preserve existing forests, create new forests”.

How will my contributions be used?

A contribution of €5 enables us to plant a native tree in our German forests and also to protect one square metre of primary tropical rainforest in Peru (Yurimaguas).

Who plants the trees and protects the rainforest?

Since our launch in 2021, we have planted over 30,000 trees worldwide by the end of 2023. We carried out these plantings with our former partners “Trees for the future” and “Eden projects”. We also planted 1000 copper beeches in our local forests in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania together with our partner “Agrargesellschaft Neuensund mbH” as part of the aforementioned third use of funds. Since the beginning of 2023, we have been able to inform our nature lovers that our tree planting is limited to the German forests with our partner “Agrargesellschaft Neuensund mbH”. The primary aim is to plant native and, above all, resistant tree species where large clearings have been created by the climate-related death of spruce trees.

As your contribution combines local and global commitment, you are not only planting trees in Germany, but also protecting the rainforest in the Amazon region. We have protected 10,000 square metres of primary rainforest with “Wilderness International”, as well as 5,000 square metres of secondary rainforest in the form of a wildlife corridor attached to existing national parks with “Rainforest of the Austrians”.

Since the beginning of 2023, we have been operating independently in Peru and have acquired 40,000 square metres of tropical primary rainforest in the Yurimaguas region to help preserve the endemic, endangered “Ranitomeya Fantastica -nominat-” poison dart frog species. We guarantee protection through the daily patrolling of a ranger.

What makes us trustworthy?

We have been working on this project with all our heart and soul for over three years and have not contributed a single cent to the Plant for Future project to date. Our work is voluntary. This has also been confirmed by the tax office. That’s why we were able to found the non-profit organisation Plant for Future Rostock e.V. in October 22 on the basis of Plant for Future GmbH (the website is currently being converted). Furthermore, we will publish annual reports at the end of 2023, from which any utilisation of funds can be traced.

How are the trees planted?

Agrargesellschaft Neuensund is our friendly partner company when it comes to planting trees. The plantations are currently limited to the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany. With over 250 hectares of mixed forest in Strasburg (Uckermark), they have a real natural treasure at their disposal. As a result of the storm-induced tree breakage and the bark beetle infestation of the spruce, clearings are created in the middle of the forest, which we reforest with native trees (hardwoods such as copper beech). In this way, we support natural forest regeneration and accelerate the regeneration of the forest. The planting periods take place in spring and autumn of each year, when a sufficient water supply can be guaranteed by nature. This allows the young trees to grow optimally with their roots.

Can I choose which trees are planted?

Unfortunately not. The trees are planted depending on their location, the associated climatic conditions, the time of planting and taking into account an optimal near-natural mix. These factors therefore prohibit a targeted selection from outside.

How is the rainforest protected and what type of rainforest is it?

In Peru, this is primary or virgin forest, which is part of the Amazon rainforest. Derart Wälder blieben von menschlicher Nutzung weitestgehend verschont und stellen somit komplex gewachsene Ökosysteme dar, die sich durch eine besonders hohe Artenvielfalt auszeichnen und gleichzeitig wichtige Kohlenstoffspeicher darstellen. Unfortunately, these still largely untouched areas are also endangered by gold prospectors, logging, slash-and-burn agriculture and the subsequent cultivation of monocultures.

Scientific field studies and regular patrolling of the areas by rangers prevent human intervention. The presence of woodcutters would not go unnoticed for long and, conversely, they would realise that they would not be undisturbed while carrying out their misdeeds in the forest.

Who owns the planted trees and the protected rainforest?

From an ethical point of view, the forest belongs to itself. When it comes to defending its rights, those of its animal inhabitants and ensuring that it remains untouched, it is title deeds and land register entries that provide Plant for Future Rostock e.V. with precisely the means it needs to protect it on the basis of applicable law.

The planted trees remain the property of those who have owned the 200-hectare forest in Strasburg for several generations. In this case, the agricultural company Neuensund. The trees are planted to maintain and promote the health of the forest. There is therefore no economic benefit to be gained from the trees.

Can I visit the projects on site and see where the trees are planted and the rainforest is protected?

This is possible by prior arrangement with Plant for Future.

Can I compensate for my ecological footprint?

Yes. There are numerous options for offsetting CO2 emissions on our platform. The closest you can get to offsetting the greenhouse gases you emit is with our CO2 calculator. By answering the questions asked there, you will receive the sum of your CO2 emissions and the corresponding equivalent of trees that would have to be planted to compensate for them.

If you have any questions, please use our contact form on the main page.

If you have any questions, please use our contact form on the main page. Bei Fragen bitten wir dich, unser Kontaktformular auf der Hauptseite zu nutzen.