We're planting trees
We're helping the forests and rebuilding it!
Not only streets and buildings need to be rebuilt periodically. Even our forests require renovation! Fragile forests need strong trees in order to be transformed into resilient mixed woodlands.
We are contributing to reforestation with our "Plant-a-tree-Campaign".
For years, we have observed our weather becoming more and more extreme. Periods of hot temperatures and severe weather are increasing. The effects of climate change are negatively impacting our woodlands; the outlook is particularly grim for spruce forests. Because their roots are shallow, spruces rely on consistent rainfall and can experience significant damage in strong storms. Climate change has the potential to cause more degradation to our forests in the future.
In 2019 we started planting trees near the Bavarian Spitzingsee.
Fast-growing spruces are the most important trees for reforestation. In order for the forests to survive, they must be replenished. We can transform our fragile coniferous forests into resilient mixed woodlands, consisting of 30% broad-leafed trees or firs. This process will take several decades, so we must start today.
Every 25th Banff Tour Ticket = 1 tree
Along with our partners Vaude and the German Alpine Club, we want to help prepare our forests for climate change. Therefore, we will plant one tree for every 25th visitor of the BANFF Tour 2023.
Why we should protect our forests:
10,000 square metres of forest...
filter up to 50 tons of soot and dust from the air
release up to 30 tons of oxygen per year
store about 10 tons of CO2 per year
can produce up to 160,000 cubic metres of new groundwater in its lifespan
Thank you to all Banff Tour visitors for your support!