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▷ Big campaign for the 60th company anniversary / BAUHAUS and SDW plant climate forest in Tegel …

01.11.2021 – 09:30

Bauhaus AG

Berlin (ots)

31 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the division of Berlin can still be read from the forests of the capital. The mixed deciduous forests in Grunewald and Tegeler Forst have an advantage over the pine forests in Köpenick when it comes to defying climate change. With the planting of climate forests in the Tegeler Forest, the German Forest Protection Association and the nationwide operating company BAUHAUS want to set an example to overcome this form of division in the long term.

Berlin’s forests are as diverse as the many neighborhoods in the capital. In Köpenick there are pine forests around the Müggelsee, the Grunewald offers a good mix of pines and oaks and in the Tegeler Forst you can admire opulent old beeches and oaks such as “Dicke Marie”, which have outlasted history. All of Berlin’s forests are suffering from the drought and hot summers of recent years, but the pure pine forests on sandy soils in the east are hit harder by the effects of climate change.

“The division of the city has left clear traces in Berlin’s forests. Overcoming it is a generational task, just like mitigating climate change. We are pleased to have a strong partner in BAUHAUS who will tackle this task together with us,” explains Alexander Zeihe, chairman of the German Forest Protection Association Berlin (SDW).

The Berlin SDW chairman also explains how the traces of division can still be read in the woods. “The Grunewald in the British sector was cleared after the Second World War so that Berlin could be heated and no one had to freeze to death in winter Most of the trees are of similar age. The French occupation in their sector made sure that not too many trees were felled in the Tegel Forest, which is why the oldest trees and the greatest variety can still be found there today, “says Alexander Zeihe. “And the East German planned economy focused more on the timber yield. That is why fast-growing pines were planted, as the Prussian forestry had already done. Today we see that these pure stocks suffer more from the consequences of climate change. We have to do more in the future Develop forests adapted to climate change. ”

The BAUHAUS climate forest pursues precisely this goal. On the occasion of the company’s 60th anniversary, the regional BAUHAUS specialist centers, together with the SDW, are planting more than a million trees throughout Germany according to a sustainable planting code. The goal is a mixed forest, which consists primarily of local, secure and adaptable tree species, which is resistant to climate change and offers the greatest possible diversity to the local flora and fauna. In order to ensure the survival of the seedlings and thus the success of this measure in the long term, BAUHAUS, together with the forest owners, also takes care of the maintenance on site in the first few years.

“We know about the great importance of forests for Berliners: inside as a place for excursions and recreation, but also about their elementary contribution to a balanced climate in the capital. We have to make sure today that the forest is viable in the future. That is why we want to raise awareness of the capital’s eventful history with our planting campaigns around the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The fight against the consequences of climate change, like reunification, can only succeed together, “says Robert Köhler, Head of Marketing Communication at BAUHAUS AG.

Most recently, BAUHAUS and the SDW had already planted trees in the Grunewald and in the Brandenburg part of the Tegeler Forest, where pine forests can also be found around the former Stolpe border crossing. The actions are accompanied by Katrin Berlitz, the SDW’s forest educator. “Many people who live in the city are less and less aware of the interrelationships between the forest, the climate and everyday life. With the planting campaigns, we lure them into the forest in order to awaken more understanding for the needs of the forest. Because the trees are there vital for each and every one of us. ”

The next planting campaign by BAUHAUS employees and SDW experts will take place in addition to more than 60 nationwide plantings on November 7th, 2021 in the Tegeler Forest and, entirely in the interests of safety, in compliance with the 3-G rule. The meeting point is at 10 a.m. at the BAUHAUS Fachcentrum Berlin-Marienfelde (Nahmitzer Damm 26, 12277 Berlin). Interested press representatives are available at the location of the plantings:

  • District forester Christian Eckert, Tegel Forestry Office and SDW
  • Forest educator and forest school director Katrin Berlitz

You can find more information about the 1 Million Trees initiative at:

BAUHAUS – the specialist for workshop, house and garden

BAUHAUS brought a new idea to Germany as early as 1960: self-service branded products from a wide variety of specialist ranges, offered under one roof. Based on this successful concept, over 150 specialist centers have emerged in Germany. BAUHAUS is represented over 270 times in 19 countries throughout Europe. Each of the specialist centers is divided into up to 15 specialist departments. BAUHAUS has remained true to its basic concept – specialist retail quality and product variety at the best prices – and has continuously developed it.

Protection Association of German Forests (SDW)

The German Forest Protection Association was founded in Bad Honnef in 1947, making it one of the oldest German environmental protection organizations. Today around 25,000 active forest friends are organized in the 14 regional associations. As a recognized nature conservation association, the SDW is practically and politically committed to the forest at federal and state level. The association is involved in many projects in the field of forest and nature conservation. Some of these projects have been around for a long time, such as Tree Day, which has been celebrated in Germany since 1952. Other, in some cases large-scale, tree-planting projects, such as that of BAUHAUS, expand the wide range of services offered by SDW. Introducing children, adolescents and adults to the forest is a focus of her work. The forest youth games, forest mobiles, forest schools, school forests, the SDW forest education conferences and the successful forest educational projects SOKO Wald und die Klimakönner are particularly successful

Press contact:

Service Center Germany
Gutenbergstr. 21
D-68167 Mannheim

Robert Köhler (Head of Marketing Communication)
Tel. 0621 / 3905-0
Fax. 0621 / 3905-118
Email: [email protected]

Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald eV
Federal Office
Dechenstraße 8
53115 Bonn

Sabine Krömer-Butz (Press Officer)
Tel. 0228 / 94 59 88-35
Fax. 0228 / 94 59 833
Email: [email protected]

Original content from: Bauhaus AG, transmitted by news aktuell

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