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Forestry Services and Social Inclusion

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The twofold – social and professional - dimension of SocialForest enables the company to offer high quality forest services while contributing to social cohesion and training young people in need. With our working programmes in Catalonia and Germany we try to reconnect society with the rural surroundings and to foster the usage of clean energy.
Forestry Services and Management

  • Forestry consultation and advice
  • Creation n and implementation of technical plans
  • Prevention of forest fire: firebreaks
  • Reforestation
  • Conservation y cleaning of parklands
  • Maintenance of parks and gardens as well as plots
Vocational Training and Social Inclusion

  • Vocational training and teaching of soft skills
  • Adjusted study plans for students
  • Usage and maintenance of chain saws and brush cutters
  • Humans, climate change and the woods: measures of adaption
  • Internship programmes in forestry enterprises in Catalonia and in Germany

Some of our projects:

Project LifePinassa

What? Plantation of 3000 Pinus Nigra within the project LifePinassa of the European Union

Where? Espai Natura Montserrat – Coll de Can Maçana: Property of Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera in the Montserrat mountain

Who? SocialForest together with Centre de Propietat Forestal,  Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC) and Departament de Interior de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Project Passwork

What? Vocational training and Forest Coaching for 10 youngsters at risk of social exclusion

Where? In the forest of our partner IaaC in Can Valldaura within the Parc Natural de Collserola

Who? SocialForest together with  Fundación Exit and Fundación Adsis

Pruning for Quality Improvement

What? One of the most challenging forestry jobs where you prune the tree up to a height of 10 metres in order to improve wood quality.

Where? Eberbach, Germany

Who? SocialForesters and Pflege Schönau

 

Urban Forestry Project

What? First forestry intervention in the 14th century property Can Ferrer . We removed the dead vegetation from the property to create a green space for the district’s citizens.

Where? Sant Gervasi district, Barcelona

Who? SocialForest for the Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

 

Fire Prevention

We have already carried out many forest fire prevention projects. We have conducted one of the biggest in Vacarisses.

What? Maintenance of a firebreak

Where? In six parts of the municipal Vacarisses

Who? SocialForest for the Ajuntament de Vacarisses

 

Consulting La Fageda

What? Training and consulting: We trained La Fageda’s employees in prevention of occupational hazards in the forestry sector and work organisation. Moreover, we consulted La Fageda regarding their value chain for the biomass production.

Where? La Fageda in Santa Pau

Who? SocialForest for La Fageda within the Securechain Project

 

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