Protect forests locally

Support forest protection in Germany for every product, order or amount sold and support the Handprint. From as little as 30 cents per square meter.

Why forest protection in Germany?

2,8 %

of German forests are currently adequately protected.


of the world's biodiversity is native to the forest.


of the world's CO2 emissions are removed from the atmosphere by forests every year.

Natural forests are a valuable habitat for many species, as they offer niches that are less common in commercial forests. When companies protect forests, they develop into a species-rich natural treasure, protect the climate and promote the preservation of biodiversity.

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Ideal for e-commerce stores

How forest protection works with Planted

Select area

square meters to be protected per product sold, for example.

Primeval forest of the future

Forests are taken out of economic use.

Years of protection

Protection is ensured by contract and land register.


Protected area including geocoordinates can be viewed in the climate profile.

One square meter of forest is protected for 20 years. From as little as 30 cents per square meter.

Companies profit economically from environmental protection

of consumers want to buy sustainable products. (GFK and Serviceplan 2023)

of German consumers prefer brands that are committed to sustainability. (Integral Ad Science, 2022)

of consumers in Germany switch to lesser-known brands if they are more sustainable (Capgemini, 2020)

Green marketing made easy

Sharing the digital forest

The protected forest area is made available as a digital forest including coordinates and can be used for stakeholder communication.

View example forest

Transparent communication

A certificate, photo material, ready-made social media posts and guidelines help with honest communication.

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FAQ on forest protection

What are the benefits of forest conservation for my business?

By protecting forests, your company contributes to the preservation of German forests and actively protects biodiversity. In this way, your company makes a major contribution to the environment and benefits from a favorable corporate reputation. More than two-thirds of Germans have a more positive opinion of companies that are committed to sustainability, and one in two would switch to a less well-known brand that is committed to sustainability.

Which is more effective, planting trees or forest conservation?

Both tree planting and forest protection are effective measures for climate and environmental protection. Both approaches complement each other and are important. Planting trees contributes directly to CO2 sequestration and can reforest bare areas. Forest conservation preserves existing forests, which serve as carbon sinks and maintain valuable habitats. A balanced combination of both measures is most effective in meeting the global challenges of climate change and species conservation.

How does Planted ensure the protection of forests?

Forests worthy of protection are removed from silvicultural management so that trees can reach a ripe old age. Dead or broken trees are not removed. This creates areas as resting places for animals and plants. Rare creatures that are no longer found in a managed area of forest find a habitat here. The protection of the forests is regulated by a contract and secured by an easement registered in the land register.

Why should we protect the forest?

Forests should be protected because they play a crucial role in our ecosystem. They help regulate the climate, maintain biodiversity, purify the air and water, and provide recreational and economic benefits. Protecting the forest is therefore crucial for the sustainability of our environment and an important basis for life.

What is forest protection?

Forest protection refers to measures and activities aimed at protecting forests from harmful influences such as deforestation, pollution and forest fires in order to maintain the ecological balance and biodiversity in forests. To this end, forests are taken out of forestry use. This serves the long-term preservation of forests and their important functions for the climate, nature and people.