The forest as a climate saver and as an important habitat for people and animals: For eight weeks we spent eight weeks in our series “Our Forest. 100,000 Trees for Austria” examines the most diverse aspects of the forest – from wood as a raw material, its important importance for the global climate and climate change, to tree science, such as how to recognize a particular tree species.
- All series parts for reading
The focus has not only met with great interest from our readers – supported by many sustainable partners – but the large OÖN family has also actively participated in the campaign. Our subscribers have sent us their most beautiful forest photos, emailed us with ideas for the series and, above all, taken on tree sponsorships so that more trees can be planted in Upper Austria. Thanks also go to many companies and partners who also supported the campaign and took on sponsorships.
- The most beautiful forest photos from OÖN readers
The look back and forward
In interviews with experts, we learned that some tree species are better able to cope with the changing climate conditions, such as Douglas fir, and that the near future will probably belong to these trees and mixed forests. Looking back, it also became clear that there have always been changes: Europe was once and now a continent of forests; around 6,000 years ago, 80 percent of the area was covered by virgin forest. Our series is now taking a short winter break and will then continue in time for nature to awaken in spring.
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facts and figures
21,407 tree sponsorships have already been received by our readers of the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten as well as companies and partners in the series “Our Forest. 100,000 trees for Upper Austria” – and there will be many more in the spring when the campaign continues. All information on how you can become part of the initiative and also sponsor a tree can be found here.
9747 votes were submitted in the online voting for the most beautiful forest photos on our homepage. Our subscribers have uploaded more than 160 pictures on the topic of “Unwinding in the Forest”. The winning photo came from Andrea Brandstetter-Aichhorn from Gallneukirchen and was titled “In the forest on the Feldaist”.
3.9 million hectares There is forest area in Austria, almost half of our country is covered by forest. The forest share is exactly 47.9 percent of the federal area.
65 tree species There are a total of 406 trees per inhabitant in Austria. 29 percent of the country is under
Species protection, national parks make up around three percent of the national area. The forest is an extremely important habitat for animals: around half of all 46,000 animal species live in the forest, as well as around 21,000 species of plants and fungi.
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