Früchteklau: On patrol through the orchards

Werner Margraf attacks with a Smile to the belly. You mean: "I also quite like what I harvest." At the end of the cherry harvest, the wiry Ockstädter, therefo

Früchteklau: On patrol through the orchards

Werner Margraf attacks with a Smile to the belly. You mean: "I also quite like what I harvest." At the end of the cherry harvest, the wiry Ockstädter, therefore, has always something more on the Ribs. But he gladly accept it, he says. Finally, the stone fruit contains a relatively large amount of fruit sugar, many healthy substances.

Margraf is cherries a sought-after expert in the field. As the second Chairman of the local fruit and horticulture Association, he is a knowledgeable conversation partner, as Chairman of the homeland and historical Association, he knows the cherry to even be historically classified. After all, who was earlier holding in had a garden with cherry trees. The was not allowed to enter the ordinary people, of course. And a thief found himself in the trees, then it was not good for him. "Therefore, the proverb comes, with the good cherries to eat," says Margraf.

"All the land

a Thousand trees clearing up" manages the Ockstädter. A pure family project, because harvest workers he employs, at least in this season – at all. Therefore, there is plenty of work that does not begin in the early summer. Will be harvested normally from 1. July. But what is in the face of climate change and Corona-pandemic "normal"? This year, the first fruits were harvested two weeks earlier, some even earlier.

work make the shrub throughout the year, as Margraf told. With the cutting, care and harvest, the family knows since a long time. New gangs of thieves who go through the fruit plantations and "all land clearing, however," says Margraf. "The mouth of prey have always existed, but the professional gangs that come up in the dark with head torches are." The Stupid: The perpetrators were not different from that of the legal harvest helpers, and could often win according to unmolested.

In the act

catch mayor Günther Because aware of the thefts on the increase for some years. In addition to the crop loss, the damage to the trees is lost torn and broken Branches. Many called on him, a business office, switch on, so that the officials of the thing adopted. "However, this is not the task of the clerk's office," says Weil. Since a few years, we now put in Ockstadt on a detective office from the site. The Security men patrolling in the evening hours with several cars in the meadows, to catch thieves, if possible, caught in the act. The perpetrators to be brought in the best case, in order to pass them to the police. "For the fruit growers this is all a giant disaster," says Margraf. Also annoying: The most, steal the cherries, make the Arms level. And if the trees are below grazed, should he go with the head in the upper Branches, his own harvest.

The police in Friedberg knows the difficulties. "The topic has occupied us in the past few years," says a spokeswoman Corina Weisbrod. That much more will be stolen than in the past, could not confirm. "Of course, we can only say something about the cases that are actually displayed," says Weisbrod. At one hand the officials of cases that were displayed in either of the detective or of the fruit growers directly. In the rule, but would not be stolen more than two to four kilograms, last weekend it had been, however, large amounts. Added to this is the damage to the trees.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 23:19

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