The parks Department in Frankfurt: godparents for trees, flower beds and potted searched for

The Rottweiler square in the Gutleutviertel in Frankfurt is anything other than a desert of stone. Also, the neighboring shipyard road is lined with trees. At l

The parks Department in Frankfurt: godparents for trees, flower beds and potted searched for

The Rottweiler square in the Gutleutviertel in Frankfurt is anything other than a desert of stone. Also, the neighboring shipyard road is lined with trees. At least at first glance, there is a Green not a defect. However, have found residents that want to make their living environment beautiful. Because the Around some tree's can get more Hundeklo and filthy Wilderness as an unsealed shelter, through the rain roots to the tree. And in the Planter boxes of cigarettes to collect tilting.

Mechthild Harting

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

"We are grateful that Frankfurt will find that take care of the Greenery on your doorstep, greening of trees, watering, tree grates, potted plant," says head of the environment Department Rosemarie Heilig. The residents at the Rottweiler's place have long since acquired an official sponsorship for your tree and the underlying Bed, have you planted yourself. If it were up to Green party politician, there would be a lot more of such sponsorships. Under the Motto "city of green is looking for You" has launched the parks and recreation Department now has a campaign and advertises to sponsor for the Green in the road. In a Flyer found godparents of their Motivation to speak: "This is my street, and this is my tree," says a woman, and a family with two small children, says: "It's nice when you come in the morning, out the door and on what the Green looks."

Who logs on to the E-Mail address "mitmachen.amt67@stadt-frankfurt.de" gets a certificate and a "starter package" with the garden gloves and seed bags. A leaflet gives information about which plants are not suitable for the public space. In addition, the sponsor will receive a stable, colorful sign can be plugged in the future by hand-tended soil. It says: "Happy is awarded. I have been living in a harmonious sponsorship.“

interested helpers to. the parks and recreation Department

report so Far, there are only 40 registered sponsorships The flower beds and tubs that still need a sponsor, so they are by far in the Majority. You will soon receive a sign with the inscription: "flower pots looking for You. Offer beauty and breeding ground, search the creative gardener, or a gardener for a few hours.“ In any case, the office asks that interested and not just losgärtnern. Otherwise, could it be, that the city of a company appointed out of ignorance saw some of it as a weed and discarded.

According to Simone Jacob, Deputy Director of the parks Department, not the office "staff and do not have the means to replant the flower tubs in the town and to maintain". The tree slices will only ensure that it looks reasonably neat. In times of climate change, the main focus is to do on the streets everything Possible to bring the more than 50,000 street trees as intact as possible by hot, dry summers. As in the town of forest, so the trees on the streets have suffered in the past two summers, enormously. The office must check the trees strengthened, so that no one falls over, and passers-by at risk. Many have died in the past few months, were infested by pests and sick. The parks and recreation Department must have been cases in the past year, twice as many trees as in the previous years, a total of more than 3000 pieces. "We are pleased, therefore, on every tree sponsor," says Jacob.

Dry summer the damage to the plants

Freshly planted city trees are by the office in the first five years of the regular cast. Otherwise, you would thrive hardly a Chance to. After that, the trees must cope, as a rule, even with the city's climate. The done less and less trees. Species such as black locust or sycamore, were in the past as particularly suitable for the city, because they were considered to be drought resistant, to keep the conditions in the summer months, not more. "We are losing these trees," says Holy. "The street trees is in bad shape."

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 16:20

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