Since April 2019
Klimawald Bayreuth aims to build a climate-resilient forest in Bayreuth that can adapt to the future climate with a minimum of 2°C warming while mitigating climate change by reducing our carbon emissions. Join us, and let's make a positive change together!
This project was initiated by a group of students at the University of Bayreuth who are studying Global Change Ecology. Due to the nature of the study program, not only the students come from all around the world but also visit many countries for their schools, conferences, and theses. Therefore, we share a big responsibility to reduce our carbon footprints since the transport sector is one of the biggest sources of global carbon emissions.
As trees sequester carbon by photosynthesis, afforestation, reforestation, and sustainable management of forests are one of the most synergistic options to mitigate climate change. For this project, we will restore a hectare of forest stand which has been suffered from drought, heat, and bark beetles by planting diverse tree species that are more adaptable to the future climate.
3. Minimize travel
2. As soon as possible
25-27 April 2019
1. More carbon sinks
2-3 people will work as 1 team, plant 53 trees, in 3 hours.
There will be 10 teams in each group. You can participate in more than one group.
Turkish hazel (Corylus colurna)
wild cherry (Prunus avium)
wild service tree
Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana)