For members of the press/media, we’ve prepared a kit for your easy reference and download. This includes a campaign factsheet, approved campaign images and press releases (English/German).

If you would like a print version, please contact us.

We’d love to hear from you regarding:

  • opportunities to interview one of our foresters to get an in-depth view of the issues they face.
  • your interest in taking part in our launch event.
  • opportunities to be a programme ambassador.



Mercer Holz breaks ground at the first official tree planting ceremony in Schierke

Mercer launches programme “Growing forests — Growing a future” to support forest owners in Germany

Growing Forests – Growing a Future | Fact Sheet

Press images

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A Mercer Holz team member inspecting the evidence of the bark beetle on a spruce within the German forest

Spruce stands close to the Harz

Spruce stands close to the Harz

Nursery with seedlings


Fresh planted seedling

Seedling before planting

Philip Freiherr von Oldershausen, Forester

Uwe Bentlage, Vice President Pulp Sales and Marketing, Mercer International

Nina Stephan, Mercer Holz Team member, Coordinator Certification

Arno Saathof, Mercer Holz Team Member, Forester

Martin Stöhr, Managing Director Mercer Holz

Bill Adams (Mercer) plants a Douglas fir in the Schierke Forest.

Diana Blumenthal and Wolfgang Beck (Mercer) plant a Douglas fir in the Schierke forest

A young Douglas fir seedling

A young Douglas fir seedling just planted

A young Douglas fir seedling

A tray of young Douglas fir seedlings

Martin Stöhr (Mercer Holz) plants a Douglas fir in the Schierke Forest

The local forest ranger, Michael Selmikat, talking about the urgency of initiatives like this at the Schierke tree planting event

Michael Selmikat and Arno Saathof (Mercer Holz) planting trees in the Schierke forest

The Deputy Mayor of Schierke, Jens Weidlich, planting a Douglas fir in the Schierke Forest

Wolfgang Beck at the presentation of the initiative in Schierke with Michael Selmikat and Martin Stöhr