Reforestation in Belgium

With our partners in Belgium, PlantC and Sylva Nova, we make our rural territories resilient again! Support sustainable agriculture and forestry in Belgium. 

GoForest Belgium

Many foresters & farmers involved 

Planting trees in many areas throughout Belgium 

Climate smart planting projects

Thousands of hectares of forests are threatened by climate change, pests, and diseases in Belgium.

That is why we decided to give the forest ecosystem a hand in our own country as well.

We have two project types: 

Additional forest: We are planting new forests on neglected land or agricultural land.

Non-additional forest: We restore existing forests and make them more resilient. In Belgium and Europe in general, we do not always have new land available for forests. This is caused by the fragmentation of ownership and because of the competition for land.

We never plant after voluntary harvesting (clear-cutting). There is only restoration after a storm, pests, diseases, forest fires,…

Our partners in Belgium are PlantC and Sylva Nova. They both have the ambition to make our rural territories resilient again. The projects respond to different emergencies: global warming, loss of biodiversity, bad water and soil quality, and so on. We work upstream with farmers and foresters in organizing their planting project.

The projects exist out of planting the trees but also include monitoring visits to ensure that the plants are recovering well. With the help of a “management plan”, there is more involvement by the forester. This way, we are sure that they are participating in a serious project that is treated in a sustainable and respectful way. 

Protecting and restoring our ecosystems should be on top of all of our lists. Having the proper knowledge is crucial to making a long-term change. From location to timing, to care, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye, for a tree to make maximum impact. 

Our projects in Belgium always provide added value to the forest in terms of the environment but also help the other functions of the forests, such as the social functions, the CO2-sequestration, and the landscape. 

The tree species that we plant in Belgium are diversified tree species that are adapted to the local conditions. We select the species based on the soil, climate conditions, global warming, etc. This ensures that we make a maximum impact.  

A focus on biodiversity is very important because our main challenges today are climate change and the loss of biodiversity. We speak a lot about CO2, but the loss of biodiversity is also a very important problem to tackle. By reforesting our European continent, we are working on both sides: climate change and biodiversity.

After an attack by the bark beetle, the forest will be restored but not necessarily in the same way as before. A monoculture of spruce is not very interesting in terms of biodiversity. We, then, support the owner to restore the forest with different species to create a more diversified forest that gives added value to the biodiversity.

Discover the technical details here (in French) 

Reforestation

Go Forest does not focus solely on biodiversity but also aims to bring about behavioral changes to tackle the root causes of soil and deforestation problems. Each of us can have a positive impact on tomorrow’s world.

One of the trees we plant is the Mangrove tree

Reforestation

Go Forest does not focus solely on biodiversity but also aims to bring about behavioral changes to tackle the root causes of soil and deforestation problems. Each of us can have a positive impact on tomorrow’s world.

One of the trees we plant is the Mangrove tree

Sustainable Development

At Go Forest, we don’t just plant trees. We engage in much more. We do so by using the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Depending on the region and the project, you’ll be supporting different SDGs. Our project in Belgium focuses on the following SDGs: 

SDG13 Climate Action
SDG15 Life on Land
SDG17
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Let's plan(t) the future together.

Forests are an important player in the fight against global warming. A large portion of all the CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed by the forests and stored in the form of organic carbon in the wood and soil. 

Unfortunately, deforestation and land use change also contribute 17% to the greenhouse effect. One of the most important and simplest ways to counteract global warming is to create greater biodiversity by planting forests. This is exactly what we at Go Forest, in partnership with various companies, are doing. 

Argentina

6

tree species are planted

Europe

8

different European countries

Madagascar

34

different tree species

Our projects

We don’t only plant your trees; we take care of them as well.

Argentina

This project does not only address biodiversity challenges, but also social issues, by creating the conditions allowing indigenous communities to thrive, while recovering biodiversity.

Europe

We execute reforestation projects on sites in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and Romania. Projects in other European countries can be requested.
VERTICAL madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar’s biodiversity is a very special one. The country has developed its own ecosystem and magnificent wildlife since it split from the African continent 160 million years ago.
VERTICAL BELGIUM

Belgium

Thousands of hectares of forests are disappearing in Belgium. We make our rural territories resilient again by executing reforestation projects all over the country! Support sustainable agriculture and forestry in Belgium.
VERTICAL Armenia

Armenia

In Armenia, reforestation projects fight desertification, combat soil erosion, preserve the water and empower local communities, creating jobs and increasing their income.
VERTICAL congo

Congo

Our partner in Faja Lobi is working on an integrated project of reforestation & sustainable development to face the challenges of a changing climate and social inequality.  
VERTICAL PERU

Peru

Protect and regenerate the biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon. With our reforestation partner Camino Verde, it is our mission to restore the forest landscapes by strengthening communities.

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