Offset in Denmark

Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, consisting of the peninsula of Jutland and 443 named islands. The size of the land area cannot be stated exactly since the ocean constantly erodes and adds material to the coastline and because of human land reclamation projects (to counter erosion). Post-glacial rebound raises the land each year, extending the coast.

Overview

Due to historic deforestation, only 14.5% of the land area in Denmark is forested. Our respected on-the-ground partner will work with 550 landowners to get 1 million trees planted on over 350 ha of land to benefit climate, biodiversity, and the local community. This project is part of a nationwide effort to grow Denmark's forest cover to 25% by 2100 and will establish a multi-functional woodland on marginal farmland in western Jutland. The best part? It will be protected in perpetuity by the Danish Forest Act.

Impact

The new forests will absorb carbon, protect biodiversity, preserve groundwater, and fix nitrogen to reduce wetland eutrophication (when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients, causing an algae bloom + suffocating aquatic life). A conservation area will be established for the threatened hazel dormouse, and will provide rich habitat for native birds and insects. The local community will benefit from the many recreational opportunities afforded by the woodland, as well as an exciting “school in the forest“ initiative that will provide educational opportunities for generations to come.

Species

To maximize the impact of your donation, our awesome partner, a team of skilled local foresters, have selected a mix of over 25 native species, including varieties of alder, oak, ash, fir, pine, spruce, and larch.

Partner

OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organisation based in Vermont with a mission to make it simple for you to plant trees around the world. Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, they now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.

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