Thisted forest

Discover our Thisted forest in Northern Denmark, our work there, and the trees you can buy.
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About Thisted Forest

About Thisted Forest

Thisted Forest is our first Danish forest, which we acquired in 2021. It is located in northern Denmark with a view of the beautiful fjord Limfjorden. The area is the quintessence of wind, high waves and world-class nature experiences.
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Key information

Project start date: Jul 15, 2021

Certification: react.FSC, PEFC

Land area: 9.4 ha

Social action: none

Biodiversity features: wetland, grassland, wild bees hotel, birdhouses, bat boxes, and insect refuges.

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

EcoTree’s forestry actions

EcoTree’s forestry actions

The area was previously used for farming. In the spring of 2022, we planted various tree species, such as Sessile Oak, Maple, and Sitka Spruce, that can withstand the strong winds the area is accustomed to.
We always plant an edge around the forest to better protect them from the elements. Usually, we plant our forest edge to be 10 meters thick. We've planted Sessile Oak, Mountain Currant, Common Hawthorn and Honeysuckle on the southeastern forest edge. Because the western and northern winds in this part of Denmark can be powerful, we've made those sides of the forest edge 20 meters thick instead of 10. On the western and northern sides of the forest, we've planted Sessile Oak, Hackberry, Common Hawthorn and Hazelnut.
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EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

EcoTree’s actions for biodiversity

We have worked on improving and preserving the existing wetland area to create shelter and a home for vital insects, birds, animals, and local plants. In December 2021, we mapped out the wetland area and assessed the status of the artificial drainage system previously used for draining agricultural land.

We have also introduced grazing cows that maintain the grassland.

Alongside the wetland and grassland restoration projects, we did our first baseline monitoring, focusing primarily on plant biodiversity, in May 2022. As the forest is still very young, it lacks structural elements that can serve as habitats for specific flora and fauna species. We plan to place deadwood, insect refuges and stone piles to help increase the biodiversity in the area. We aim to place birdhouses and bat boxes on poles and trees in the forest and at the forest's edge tailored to different birds and bats. We also want to instal a wild bee hotel to improve and support the presence of wild pollinators in the area.
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Come into the forest with us

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