Preservation and planting of trees on dams and dykes Conflicts – Solutions – Implementation

When I first saw the oaks along the Stör-Canal, I was deeply impressed by the beauty and grandeur of these sturdy trees. They have been standing on the dam along the Canal for
about 140 years. They always had good growing conditions, enough space for the roots and enough water. No de-icing salt in winter, few cuts, no root digging. The trees could
simply develop wonderfully and so they stood there, one as beautiful as the other. But now they should be felled with the renovation of the dams. It was immediately clear to me that BUND, together with many allies, would have to find a solution that would make it possible to preserve this old Canal avenue. In this brochure we show how joint commitment can lead to a good result.

Katharina Dujesiefken