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.
Support for our Project LIFE15GIE/PL/000959 „Trees for Europe’s Green Infrastructure” is first and foremost assured by the EU’s LIFE Programme, as well as the Voivodeship Funds for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Poznań (Poland); Stefan Batory Foundation, the United Kingdom’s Charities Aid Foundation; and the Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung based in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The Project is also funded by donations from individuals and institutions, as well as from the Project partners’ own means.