The Generation Forest (TGF)

Ecologial Reforestation

The generation forest is a forestry model that was developed to help create a forest that provides for the needs of humanity as well as the environment. What makes it unique among other reforestation projects is that the forests are not clear-cut as they are in plantations. Instead of a monoculture, TGF plants a healthy mixture of different native tree species to create a dynamic ecosystem. Young and old trees are cultivated alongside one another in a permanent system: the generations of trees have a positive effect on their surrounding forest as well as on the animals that live within them.

My contributions of last 12 months

in average 50 € get contributed to TGF each month
so far 350 € in total were contributed to TGF

Contribution Proof for 2021 will get available in early 2022.

last updated: September 2021

What is TGF?

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What TGF does

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. That’s why The Generation Forest cooperative is dedicated to fostering a healthy global climate – by planting as many forests as possible, as sustainably as possible, all while working hand in hand with local people. In their work, the staff of TGF makes use of a groundbreaking innovation in sustainable forestry: the generation forest model.

TGF is convinced that entrepreneurial action can – and must – be socially responsible. Environmental protection can go hand in hand with a growing economy. Together with members from around the world, they can help plant sustainable “generation forests” that last for centuries – investing in humanity, biodiversity, and the future.

5 Generation Forests

Last updated March 2021

Goal

TGF's goal is to plant one million trees by 2022. With their generation forest model – a productive, sustainable forest that lasts for centuries – they want to inspire and motivate people around the world to join them: to protect our climate, our environment, and each other.

243 ha protected land

Last updated March 2021

Sustainable Reforestation

Most reforestation projects consist of mass-planting of a single exotic tree species like eucalyptus or teak. When these projects are ended, the monocultures are cleared and the land is often left in a worse condition than before. TGF plants forests differently – with an eye to their ecological as well as economic viability. TGF currently has five active reforestation projects ongoing in Panama.

3402t bound CO2

Last updated March 2021

What is a Generation Forest?

The generation forest is a forestry model that was developed to help create a forest that provides for the needs of humanity as well as the environment. What makes it unique among other reforestation projects is that the forests are not clear-cut as they are in plantations. Instead of a monoculture, TGF plants a healthy mixture of different native tree species to create a dynamic ecosystem. Young and old trees are cultivated alongside one another in a permanent system: the generations of trees have a positive effect on their surrounding forest as well as on the animals that live within them.

When starting new projects, the staff of TGF first looks for suitable land. As a rule, these are pastures whose productivity has declined to such an extent that they are no longer valuable to farmers. After a site and soil analysis, a special mixture of native tree species is developed and planted, later, the stock is thinned out in order to promote the strongest individuals. From then on, TGF selectively removes mature trees and replace them with new ones.

Advantages of a Generation Forest

Local tree species

Native tree species are optimally adapted to the local environment. Their growth in most soils is much faster than that of exotic tree species such as teak or eucalyptus.

Healthy, mixed forests

TGF currently has a portfolio of 20 different tree species. This allows them to formulate the best mix of species for each project area’s unique characteristics.

High biodiversity

Reforestations with native tree species provide a habitat for a variety of animals.

Long-term yield

TGF's forests are intended to be permanent features of the landscape and will benefit their members and future generations alike.