Kalundborg forest

Discover our Kalundborg forest in Denmark, the work we do there and the trees you can buy.
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About Kalundborg forest

About Kalundborg forest

Kalundborg forest is located on the Northwestern coast of Denmark’s largest island, Zealand, just about an hour's drive from Copenhagen.
As the land previously was used for agriculture and we’ve only recently planted our first saplings the forest management plan for Kalundborg forest is thought through for the next 219 years.
There is a pre-historic memorial site from the stone age on the neighbouring land, so a small area of our land is protected, which we'll leave untouched so the flower meadow can blossom and provide food for our vital pollinators.
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Key information

Project start date: Sep 21, 2021

Certification: FSC, PEFC

Land area: 5.58 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: beehives, flower meadow

Open to the public: 01/03 to 01/09

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

The area used to be agricultural land and is currently surrounded by agricultural fields. So far we have planted Oak, Hornbeam, Black Alder, Apple, Sycamore Maple, Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce. The Oak tress are to be the heart of the forest in its early life stage, before slowly letting the Maple trees take over through natural regeneration.

On the forest edge we have planted Wild Cherry, Alder, Apple, Scots Pine, Cherry Plum, Hazel, Hawthorn, Euonymus, Guelder Rose, and Bird Cherry.
A Danish company named Skovdyrkerne, grouping more than 4.000 forest owners assists us in designing, planting and taking care of our Danish forests. We have also had multiple clients help us plant saplings and maintaining the young forest during our forest excursions.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

Since we took over the area, we have carried out a handful of biodiversity projects. In 2022 we placed six beehives with honeybees in the garden of the neighbouring house and planted mixed-species trees and bushes for the bees.

We turned the protected area close to the pre-historic site into a flower meadow with a mixture of different types of flowers, which provides diverse pollen to the local pollinators and a habitat for the local flora and fauna.
For a month in 2022 FaunaPhotonics, a start-up company, set up two sensors on the site as part of a Danish project to monitor flying insects. The sensors showed a higher daily insect activity in our forest than the average activity in other Danish forests participating in the study. There was measured daily activity of 1.942 insects in the forest edge and 1.870 insects in the forest.
As the forest is still very young, we want to place structural elements that will help speed up the process of bringing more flora and fauna to the site. We plan to install birdhouses and bat boxes tailored to the specific bird and bat species and to place insect refuges on the forest edge and grassland to increase the population of insects. We also want to put standing and lying deadwood, providing habitats for insects, birds, fungi and bacteria. To promote the presence of amphibians and reptiles, we’ll install stone piles in sun-exposed areas but also on the forest edge, on grassland and near the wetland.
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