Taking responsibility for nature and future generations - this is one of the principles shared by the Taunusstein reforestation project "Waldliebe" and the globally active machine vision technology company VITRONIC, headquartered in Wiesbaden:
When we heard about the "Waldliebe" project, we knew immediately: we have to support this! And I am very proud that all employees of VITRONIC, also from the other international group companies, are behind it. Because it contributes to making our world more sustainable and safer. For all of us,"
Already in the fall of 2022, VITRONIC donated 1,500 trees in the name of all global employees. With the support of HessenForst and the Rotary Club of Taunusstein, this considerable quantity of sessile oaks, pines and Douglas firs was now planted in the ground on an approximately 6-hectare forest area in Taunusstein-Hambach during the last Forest Love Planting Days in May and June 2023. Thus a new native mixed forest develops on fallow lying forest surface, which binds approx. 36 t CO2 per year. To the comparison: On each German citizen come at present approx. 11t CO2 per year - thus 3.3 humans would be CO2-neutral by this piece of forest.
Replacing the dead forest areas with new trees is the basic work - but for the people behind "Waldliebe" this was not enough, so they developed a "freestyle": A holistic and sustainable project to reforest the local forest with hei-mic tree species and to provide shelter, food and a home for the animal species settled there. A sophisticated water management system provides for the storage of rainwater and transports it up to an outdoor cistern for watering by means of a solar deep pump. Thus, even in dry periods, watering can be done with collected rainwater. Wooden fences protect the newly planted forest areas from game browsing to give the seedlings a chance to grow. The planting areas in the forest and the surrounding terrain are constantly being further developed: For example, on the last planting day in April 2023, bird nesting boxes were installed, seedlings that had decayed in the winter were replaced, and information signs and recreational areas for walkers were set up.
The Rotary Club of Taunusstein recently received the Sustainability Award 2023 for this well thought-out reforestation project "Waldliebe" ("Forest Love"), which has been made tangible.
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