Around 200 shrubs and trees have been planted along the cycle path at the southern edge of the business park. They are intended to provide a habitat for animals such as insects and thus contribute to biodiversity.
The previously single row of planting along the fence was extended by two rows. The action was carried out by the hebdorf fruit and horticulture association and the nature conservation association (bn) in cooperation with the municipality and with the expert support of the landscape conservation association of central franconia.
"This is a great thing of the community, they financed the shrubs and trees", the re-elected chairman of the BN local group, christian wosegien, was pleased. In order to get the numerous planting holes into the ground, two employees of the building yard were also active with an earth borer. So the shrubs and trees just had to be placed in the prepared holes. Mayor horst rehder was also active and placed shrubs in the planting holes. Despite the support of the construction yard employees, the work was still strenuous enough.
Hedges are not only an enrichment for the landscape, but they also have a high significance in the balance of nature. In the protection of a hedge, a favorable microclimate is formed, hedges filter dust, dirt and harmful exhaust gases, and they have a larvae-steaming effect. In densely populated areas, they not only provide protection from negative environmental impacts, but also serve as a habitat for numerous animals.
As wosegien further explained, old varieties of fruit, such as apples, pears and plums, were planted in the small orchard next to the cycle path. Since 1986, more than 75,000 fruit trees have been planted in central franconia by or with the support of the landscape conservation association.
Two thirds at risk
The BN chairman is concerned about the decline in biodiversity and the death of insects and bees. In germany, the existence of almost two-thirds of animal species and habitats is threatened. The decline is now also noticeable in native birds, he said. Even the populations of once common and frequent bird species, such as the skylark and the lapwing, have now dwindled considerably.
In wosegien’s opinion, many municipalities do not treat the landscape with enough care. The consumption of land is a major problem, because municipalities are constantly designating new building areas instead of planning to save land, said the nature conservationist.