The Schwarz family who own FLY AWAY have been running a reforestation project in their own mountain forest in Austria for many years for precisely this reason. An approx. 49-acre area located in the low mountain range of the Saualpe in idyllic Carinthia is being reforested from being a classic spruce forest to a more pristine mixed forest containing sycamore, maple, larch, beech and oak trees. This type of mixed culture forest can handle climate change much better than a pure coniferous forest. In recent years, thousands of new trees have been planted. The Schwarz family intends to make sure that another thousand trees are planted each year. The mountain forest has been in the family’s possession for several generations. Each subsequent generation has pledged to work to ensure that it continues to exist.
Forest for climate protection
Trees are extremely important for protecting the climate, because they bind carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. They help to store water in the soil and by doing so prevent whole swathes of land from drying out. They also help to reduce soil erosion. And, of course, forests provide the natural habitat for many animals, insects and plants. This is exactly why we support the mountain forest and by doing so make a sustainable contribution to reducing CO2.