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Our world revolves around trees.

With us, the forest makes the difference!
Our forest is alive and provides habitat for people, fauna, and flora.
Our story began in 2007.

We set out as pioneers to transform degraded former pastures in Costa Rica into permanent mixed forests, using a near-natural forestry concept with native tree species. Reforesting forests – that is our expertise. We have now been active in the field of reforesting tropical forest landscapes for 15 years. Currently, we supervise more than 3,500 hectares of land – and continue to grow.

The need for a sustainable economy concerns us all and presents us with major challenges. Building on our expertise and competencies, we are addressing those challenges. Within our reforestation-based businesses fields, we have developed innovative and natural solutions – generating added value at all levels.

BaumInvest combines economic aspects with ecological responsibility and social action – it is a meaningful investment in the future!

Our world revolves around trees.

With us, the forest makes the difference!
Our forest is alive and provides habitat for people, fauna, and flora.
Our story began in 2007.

We set out as pioneers to transform degraded former pastures in Costa Rica into permanent mixed forests, using a near-natural forestry concept with native tree species. Reforesting forests – that is our expertise. We have now been active in the field of reforesting tropical forest landscapes for 15 years. Currently, we supervise more than 3,500 hectares of land – and continue to grow.

The need for a sustainable economy concerns us all and presents us with major challenges. Building on our expertise and competencies, we are addressing those challenges. Within our reforestation-based businesses fields, we have developed innovative and natural solutions – generating added value at all levels.

BaumInvest combines economic aspects with ecological responsibility and social action – it is a meaningful investment in the future!

Our solutions for private investors and companies

The BaumInvest Share
The BaumInvest Share
As BaumInvest AG shareholder, you invest in the production of sustainable tropical quality woods and at the same time in climate protection solutions for the promising CO2 compensation market – in addition, you support the development of the forest ecosystem and contribute to the generation of ecological and social added value. Your commitment to forests and values.

Your commitment to forests and values.

CO2 Certificates
CO2 Certificates
BaumInvest AG generates CO2 certificates and brings them to the voluntary market for carbon offsetting – especially to companies that want to offset unavoidable emissions.

The carbon storage capacity of our forests is confirmed via certification according to the internationally recognized Gold Standard.

Carbon Company Forest
Company carbon Forest
For the compensation of your carbon emissions, we create individual and customized solutions specifically tailored to your company. We reforest a near-natural mixed forest for your company with tropical tree species native to the location. We locate a suitable piece of land for you, develop the reforestation concept, plant, maintain, and protect the forest. In addition, we offer supplementary accompanying services.

Our solutions for private investors and companies

The BaumInvest Share
The BaumInvest Share
As BaumInvest AG shareholder, you invest in the production of sustainable tropical quality woods and at the same time in climate protection solutions for the promising CO2 compensation market – in addition, you support the development of the forest ecosystem and contribute to the generation of ecological and social added value. Your commitment to forests and values.

Your commitment to forests and values.

CO2 Certificates
CO2 Certificates
BaumInvest AG generates CO2 certificates and brings them to the voluntary market for carbon offsetting – especially to companies that want to offset unavoidable emissions.

The carbon storage capacity of our forests is confirmed via certification according to the internationally recognized Gold Standard.

Carbon Company Forest
Company carbon Forest
For the compensation of your carbon emissions, we create individual and customized solutions specifically tailored to your company. We reforest a near-natural mixed forest for your company with tropical tree species native to the location. We locate a suitable piece of land for you, develop the reforestation concept, plant, maintain, and protect the forest. In addition, we offer supplementary accompanying services.

Market development

Why Costa Rica?

Sustainable wood is the solution for the future

Timber is a material that is in high demand and is being more frequently used, especially as application of sustainable or climate-neutral construction methods increase. With increasing demand for this renewable raw material driven additionally by emerging economies, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (German: HWWI) predicts the price of wood will continue to rise. Requirements for transparency and sustainability are increasingly shaping consumer behavior. This makes an investment in sustainable tropical forestry particularly attractive.

At the same time, we contribute to the supply of wood at our production site and thus its independence from wood imports.

Carbon storage as a key factor in combatting climate change

For the implementation of corporate climate protection goals, the compensation of unavoidable carbon emissions through reforestation has recently increased significantly in importance. More companies than ever are getting involved in self-initiated climate protection projects. In combination with other measures to reduce and avoid emissions, companies can thus achieve their climate protection targets quicker The decisive factor for the increased commitment is the growing pressure from users and consumers , the increased awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the associated competitive advantages. With its proven sustainable mixed forest concept, BaumInvest is a pioneer for Gold Standard certified reforestation projects.

Left: Commodity price development (USD) for construction timber (Lumber) Source: wallstreet online, 2022 / Right: Transaction value of CO2 emission reduction certificates (USD million) on the voluntary market (Source: Ecosystem Marketplace 2021).
Left: Commodity price development (USD) for construction timber (Lumber) Source: wallstreet online, 2022 / Right: Transaction value of CO2 emission reduction certificates (USD million) on the voluntary market (Source: Ecosystem Marketplace 2021).
Our Finca locations in Costa Rica
LOCATION SECURITY IN COSTA RICA

Political & legal factors: Costa Rica is economically and politically stable, offers legal certainty and a good investment climate, and is therefore regarded as a regional anchor of stability.

Ecological factors: Costa Rica has established strong governmental and parastatal institutions for climate and environmental protection and is striving, for example, for climate neutrality in the energy sector by 2025. The country has 25 national parks (12.23% of the country’s area), 44 biodiversity corridors (33% of the country’s area), thus protecting its high biodiversity (considered a “biodiversity hotspot” on Earth).

Social factors: Costa Rica has been known for years to invest in education, creating a highly skilled workforce. There is a well-developed social security system and labor protection laws.

CO2 Market: Costa Rica is one of the few countries that has signed the so-called “San Jose Criteria” under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Double counting of CO2 certificates is thus excluded.

Market development

Sustainable wood is the solution for the future

Timber is a material that is in high demand and is being more frequently used, especially as application of sustainable or climate-neutral construction methods increase. With increasing demand for this renewable raw material driven additionally by emerging economies, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (German: HWWI) predicts the price of wood will continue to rise. Requirements for transparency and sustainability are increasingly shaping consumer behavior. This makes an investment in sustainable tropical forestry particularly attractive.

At the same time, we contribute to the supply of wood at our production site and thus its independence from wood imports.

Carbon storage as a key factor in combatting climate change

For the implementation of corporate climate protection goals, the compensation of unavoidable carbon emissions through reforestation has recently increased significantly in importance. More companies than ever are getting involved in self-initiated climate protection projects. In combination with other measures to reduce and avoid emissions, companies can thus achieve their climate protection targets quicker The decisive factor for the increased commitment is the growing pressure from users and consumers , the increased awareness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the associated competitive advantages. With its proven sustainable mixed forest concept, BaumInvest is a pioneer for Gold Standard certified reforestation projects.

Commodity price development (USD) for construction timber (Lumber) Source: wallstreet online, 2022Commodity price development (USD) for construction timber (Lumber) Source: wallstreet online, 2022
Rohstoff-Preisentwicklung (USD) für Bauholz (Lumber) Quelle: wallstreet online, 2022
Transaction value of CO2 emission reduction certificates (USD million) on the voluntary market (Source: Ecosystem Marketplace 2021).
Transaction value of CO2 emission reduction certificates (USD million) on the voluntary market (Source: Ecosystem Marketplace 2021).

Why Costa Rica?

Our Finca locations in Costa Rica
LOCATION SECURITY IN COSTA RICA

Political & legal factors: Costa Rica is economically and politically stable, offers legal certainty and a good investment climate, and is therefore regarded as a regional anchor of stability.

Ecological factors: Costa Rica has established strong governmental and parastatal institutions for climate and environmental protection and is striving, for example, for climate neutrality in the energy sector by 2025. The country has 25 national parks (12.23% of the country’s area), 44 biodiversity corridors (33% of the country’s area), thus protecting its high biodiversity (considered a “biodiversity hotspot” on Earth).

Social factors: Costa Rica has been known for years to invest in education, creating a highly skilled workforce. There is a well-developed social security system and labor protection laws.

CO2 Market: Costa Rica is one of the few countries that has signed the so-called “San Jose Criteria” under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Double counting of CO2 certificates is thus excluded.

OUR PASSION – THE NATRUAL FOREST CONSERVTION PROGRAM (NFCP)

On our Finca La Virgen, one of our first farms, we have built an educational forest experience trail that leads through one of our reforestations and the neighboring natural forest. This is the NFCP Path – our true passion project. This trail provides a vivid experience of all the functions of the forest ecosystem and simultaneously educates visitors on the complexities of restoring forest landscapes.

The trees of the contributors to the NFCP (we like to call those sponsors ‘Natural Forest Conservers’) are scattered along this path. Together we create new habitats, where countless species of animals and plants can reestablish themselves. Becoming a Natural Forest Conserver , planting trees, protecting species: It’s so easy – and yet so effective.

Impressions from the NFCP path
Biodiversity monitoring

 

Cooperations

 

OUR PASSION – THE NATRUAL FOREST CONSERVTION PROGRAM (NFCP)

On our Finca La Virgen, one of our first farms, we have built an educational forest experience trail that leads through one of our reforestations and the neighboring natural forest. This is the NFCP Path – our true passion project. This trail provides a vivid experience of all the functions of the forest ecosystem and simultaneously educates visitors on the complexities of restoring forest landscapes.

The trees of the contributors to the NFCP (we like to call those sponsors ‘Natural Forest Conservers’) are scattered along this path. Together we create new habitats, where countless species of animals and plants can reestablish themselves. Becoming a Natural Forest Conserver , planting trees, protecting species: It’s so easy – and yet so effective.

Impressions from the NFCP path
Biodiversity monitoring

 

Biodiversity monitoring on our fincas in collaboration with the Senckenberg Institute Frankfurt/Main
Cooperations

 

BaumInvest Blog

BaumInvest News from Germany and Costa Rica

Interview with Carolin Salvamoser

Three questions – three answers. Today we will be talking to Carolin Salvamoser, who became head of the BaumInvest Supervisory Board in December.

31. Jan 2022

Schon beim ersten Anblick überwältigt

Madeleine Scharnweber und Johannes Gums befinden sich aktuell für sechs Monate in Costa Rica und absolvieren ein Praktikum bei BaumInvest.

26. Nov 2021

Alexander Pinkwart im Interview

Zwei Monate lang forschte Alexander Pinkwart gemeinsam mit einem Kommilitonen auf der BaumInvest-Finca La Virgen in Costa Rica.

5. Nov 2021

Interview mit Ronnie de Camino

Er ist einer der renommiertesten Forstexperten Lateinamerikas, nebenbei stellt er Kunst aus Holz her: Bilder, Collagen, Lampen.

15. Oct 2021

Interview with Martin Homola – Part 1

Developments in Costa Rica are progressing at a rapid pace - which prompted Antje Virkus to join supervisory board member and forestry expert Martin Homola for his on-site inspection in August.

17. Sep 2021

Aufforstung und Wiederaufforstung

Naturbasierte Lösungen wie Aufforstung, Wiederaufforstung, Rekultivierung usw. sind die wirksamste Lösung, Kohlenstoff zu binden.

26. Aug 2021

Boscars-Verleihung Live Stream Vorschaubild
Ein Boscar für BaumInvest

Die gemeinnützigen Organisationen FUNDECOR und Reforestamos México haben erstmals die „Boscars“ verliehen – Preise für Unternehmen und Projekte, die sich für nachhaltige Forstwirtschaft einsetzen.

30. Jul 2021

Erderwärmung stoppen – aber wie?

In der ARTE-Mediathek ist noch bis Mitte Juni eine Dokumentation über den Klimawandel zu finden. Titel: „Erderwärmung stoppen, aber wie?“

28. May 2021