Category Archives: Forests

The Association for Social-Ecological Change (VSOW e.V.) invited a total of 30 young people from Germany and Turkey to the joint project “Youth for Forests”. The aims of the activities were not only direct environmental and forest protection, but also intercultural exchange. The activities in Brandenburg and Mugla served as a method to inspire young adults for nature conservation and to bring them together. Especially the two particularly affected regions in Brandenburg and Mugla make it clear that we are facing the same challenges in Europe and that we can only solve these problems together. Since CO2 was also emitted…

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In December 2021 we went to the winterly forest in Bugk, a small village in Brandenburg at around 60km distance from Berlin, and planted together with singer and director Rainald Grebe and with the help of about 30 volunteers 1,300 small trees. A mixture of sessile oaks, red oaks, rowan, sweet chestnut, hornbeam and winter linden will know grow in the once industrial forest and contribute to a higher bio-diversity and CO2-compensation. Despite cold temperatures and a thin blanket of snow over the forest floor, everyone was highly motivated, following the expert´s guidance from the local forestry office. In between,…

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Following the example of the Brazilian photographer and environmentalist Sebastião Salgado we teamed up with the musician, cabaret artist and director Rainald Grebe for a tree-planting campaign on a forest plot in Brandenburg, which is managed by the VSOW for the purpose of renaturation. On the occasion of his concert at the Berliner Waldbühne on 31.07.2021, Rainald Grebe started a fundraising campaign to plant trees in the Bugk Forest under our patronage and in cooperation with the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. Under the supervision of forest ranger Peter Schwarz, we will plant deciduous trees in autumn 2021. These will have very positive…

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Previous Next In June 2017 we held our first volunteer based activity in our forest in Bugk, outside Berlin. A fence was build with a group of Volunteers to protect an area of the forest, that we want to restore as a nature near mixed forest. The section of the forest has been used as part of a commercial mono-culture tree plantation in the past. 

Previous Next In April 2017 we received a donation of fruit and other trees. A member of the Association turned out to have an old fruit tree plantation outside of Berlin. We decided to turn it in to an agroforestry project and gave the donated trees a new home.