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Green together – Naturpark Hohe Mark and Wesel district are planting winter lime trees at the district building


Joint press release from the Wesel district and the Naturpark  Hohe Mark: Wesel, November 08.11.2023th, XNUMX

Green together – Naturpark Hohe Mark and Wesel district are planting winter lime trees at the district building

On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, District Administrator Ingo Brohl, Board of Director for the Environment Helmut Czichy, Winfried Letzner from the Wesel District Nature Conservation Authority, Managing Director of the Naturpark Hohe Mark Dagmar Beckmann and Marianne Teltrop, deputy managing director of the Naturpark Hohe Mark, a winter linden tree (Tilia cordata) planted in front of the Wesel district building. The planting campaign is carried out by Landschaftsverband Rheinland is funded and takes place as part of the “Green Together” project. Naturpark“We plant together in the Rhineland”. The six Rhenish ones NaturparkWe would like to jointly set an example for the expansion of the green infrastructure in the Naturparken set. The aim is to enlarge and upgrade the green spaces as part of the preservation, maintenance and development of the cultural landscape.

District Administrator Ingo Brohl is happy about the new tree that is now growing in front of the district building. “The winter linden tree is part of the cultural tradition Niederrhein anchored. It is one of the typical house and yard trees here and is an important food source for local insects.”

The Germanic tribes placed the linden tree under the protection of the fertility goddess Freya and the linden leaf also plays an important role in the medieval legend about Siegfried von Xanten.
The tree grows up to 25 meters high and can live up to 1.000 years. It tolerates the urban climate and improves it sustainably. This is because the winter linden tree is an important “air filter”: the climate-damaging CO2 is broken down into oxygen and carbon, which is permanently bound in the plant mass.



The planting campaign also includes the booklet “Growing Together”, which is aimed at children of primary school age. It tells the story of earthworm Rick, who lands from his composter first in a raised bed and later on an orchard. Dagmar Beckmann, managing director of the Naturpark Hohe Mark is happy about the magazine and invites the children: “Join us and discover interesting facts about the plant world in our area with Rick Naturpark. "
The booklet is in the tourist information Naturparkcommunities and can be downloaded from the homepage Naturpark  available under brochures.

It has been connecting us for 60 years now Naturpark Hohe Mark the northern area of ​​the Metropole Ruhr with the Münsterland and the Niederrhein. In the Wesel district are the municipalities of Hamminkeln, Hünxe and Schermbeck as well as parts of Dinslaken and Wesel in the Naturpark.

“An example of successful cooperation in regional cultural landscape development with the Naturpark Hohe Mark,” says Helmut Czichy, “is the one that begins on the Rhine just a few meters away from the tree planting site Hohe Mark Steig, which is a certified quality hiking trail covering a total of 150 kilometers across the Naturpark from here to after Olfen runs.”


BU from left: Marianne Teltrop (deputy managing director of Naturpark Hohe Mark), Guido Wolsing (Wesel district building yard), board member Helmut Czichy, Dagmar Beckmann (managing director of Naturpark Hohe Mark) and District Administrator Ingo Brohl planted a winter lime tree in front of the district hall in Wesel.

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