Planting trees in Sleenerzand
At various places in Drenthe, Trees for All will plant a total of 63,067 trees this year. The project aims to plant new forests adjacent to existing plantings or as a connection between existing wooded areas.
One of those parcels is located in the nature reserve Sleenerzand. A team from Solidus helped to plant 1,500 trees and bushes on March 26 over there. These were typical trees that are at home in this environment, such as black alder, downy birch, common oak, hornbeam and sweet cherry. Native shrubbery that we planted include the grey willow, blackthorn, midland hawthorn, bird cherry, dog rose, guelder rose and buckthorn.
The total “Sleenerzand en Gieten” project extends over a number of parcels spread across the nature reserves. In total, the parcels cover 14 hectares, divided across 8 parcels. Fourteen different species will be planted to increase biodiversity and create a stable forest. The variety ensures that many different animal species will feel at home here. In addition, the purpose of these woods is to capture CO2.