The “Trees for life” [Bäume fürs Leben] initiative aims to make a sustainable contribution to the climate through afforestation of forests in Germany. The project’s main target is to plant a total of 85,000 deciduous trees in reforestation areas so that new forests with a high level of diversity can grow. The person behind the “Trees for life” initiative is entrepreneur Paul Gauselmann. For his 85th birthday in 2019, he decided not to just talk about the important subject of the environment but to also make a contribution to climate protection himself. He donated 1,000 trees for each year of his life and thus kicked off the “Trees for life” project, which will benefit the afforestation and reforestation of forests.
“Nature has given me so much during my long life, whether that be as a counterbalance to my stressful working life or as a backdrop to numerous family gatherings. As the father of four sons, grandfather of nine grandchildren and great-grandfather of two great-grandchildren, with hopefully many more descendants, I want to do my bit towards passing on a liveable and sustainable world to future generations”, says the company founder.
With this project, we don't just want to set a marker – we also want to take the first tangible step toward more deciduous trees. And we are not alone in this! Our key partner “Trinkwasserwald e.V.” and many other supporters are helping us to put our plans into action. Follow us here on this page in our journey to more trees and an intact environment. Share in our progress, keep an eye on our planting dates and count along with us when our tree counter increases with each new planting campaign.