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Protection forest: com­bating natural disasters

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Whether in the car, when hiking or skiing: forests make an – often underestimated – contribution to our protection. Targeted plantings protect against four major types of damage; Rockfall, landslide, debris flow and avalanches.

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Help protect the Swiss habitat with a donation of CHF 10.- for a protective forest tree.

Helvetia’s commitment to protection forests has led to reforestation in the following areas:

Engadin (GR)

In 2011, 10,000 trees were planted in St. Moritz in cooperation with the Graubünden cantonal forestry authorities.

Berner Oberland (BE)

In 2012, 10,000 trees were planted in 18 regions of the Bernese Oberland.

Oberwallis (VS)

As the second reforestation project in 2012, the area above Visp (VS), where a devastating forest fire destroyed the protection forest, was reforested.

Around the Rigi (SZ)

In 2013, 10,000 trees were planted in five areas around the Rigi.

Jura (JU)

In 2013, 10,000 trees were planted in four regions.

Glarus South (GL)

In 2014, 10,000 trees were planted in five regions.

Obwalden (OW)

In 2014, 10,000 trees were planted in twelve regions.

Toggenburg (SG)

In 2015, 10,000 trees were planted in three regions.

Freiburg (FR)

In 2015, 10,000 trees were planted in three regions.

Luzern (LU)

In 2016, 10,000 trees were planted in four regions.

RhB Albulatal (GR)

In 2016, 10,000 trees were planted in four regions.

Central Wallis (VS)

In 2018, 10,000 trees were planted in three regions.

Both Basel (BL/BS)

The Helvetia Protection forest commitment enables planting 10'000 trees in these areas.

Rovine di Osco (TI)

In Faido (TI), another 10'000 trees were planted in 2018.

Berner Oberland II (BE)

In 2019, 10'000 trees will be planted for the second time in the Berner Oberland.

Bergün (GR)

At four locations in and around Bergün, 10'000 trees will be planted in 2019.

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