Forest Kindergarten: There is beautiful
film from Denmark: Kids Gone Wild: Denmark's Forest Kindergartens. Here
In Germany they are becoming more popular,
the " forest kindergarten" . So one we would have liked her.
June 5, 2016: Today is the World Environment
Day. It is a good day to give a tree sponsorship to the dear friends.
By donating new forests are planted in Germany. And the gift is a certificate
and more information about the new forests. We ship the certificate world,
for free. The new tree sponsorship can be ordered
and purchased here.
The summer has started in Germany. The
last buds are now open and the leaves grow. Here are some photos of buds.
First: walnut, second: beech, third: lime.
In the gray German winter forest
the bark of dead branches of elm glowing in sunlight all red:
year in Germany chosen a tree to the "Tree of the Year". The
"Dr. Silvius Wodarz Foundation" determines the type. For 2016
the leaved lime ("Tilia cordata") was determined for the tree
of the year. In the non-commercial & privat German Tree Project "BALDWALD"
(in the sense of "sone here is a forest") grow a total of 13,000
deciduous trees and about 200 of them leaved limes. Here are some pictures
of the wonderful lime trees.
Colors and shapes games
in the autumn forest: With increasing autumn take the colors and shapes
in the woods rather than decreasing. Now the chloroplasts are (substances
the green light scatter) from the leaves moved in the tree trunk. For
other substances in the leaf are becoming more visible. In this example,
Carotenoids which scatter the yellow-orange parts of sunlight or anthocyanins,
specializing in the red portion of the solar light.
This conversion of the
leaf chemistry leading to the wonderful colors of many deciduous trees
in autumn. Unlimited colors and shapes seem possible. Here are a few current
pictures from the german goodfathertree-project BALDWALD.
Some more on the german side
The new certifcate:
May 24, is the European Day of Parks
In addition to the more
familiar "Tree Day" and "Day of the Forest" is the
"European Day of Parks" always something unknown. Perhaps a
man-made garden landscape is not as popular as forests and trees. And
we sense: parks are just a substitute for natural landscapes.
2014 is the motto of the
Day of Parks: "Parks for Nature. Parks for well-being. Parks for
Peace. ". On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first World
War in 2014 was formulated. A somewhat daring topic link, because even
in parks and forests was fought in wars. But the motto is certainly a
The German Forest Project
"BALDWALD" is no Partk but remains a forest. But forests invite
you to stroll and explore and are - compared to many parks - it's free
and freely accessible.
November 2013: Get
more experience with tree sponsorships: Now chlorophylls without
many leaves have adopted beautiful colors. Here's a hazelnut leaf. Also
clear two colors of the leaves - silver front, red at the rear - are included.
Get more experience
with tree sponsorships: The Common Eichengallwespe (Cynips quercusfolii)
comes in the course of two generations ago, with a bisexual, the other
propagates unisexual. This animal was now also spotted in a tree Godfather
See more forest with tree sponsorships: The fruits
and fruit stands of trees dominate the forest in autumn image. Here are
the fruits of chestnut (chestnut) that the black alder, oak and - even
at the edge of a forest growing in the forest Godfather: an apple.
Autumn is the time of
the fruit, even in the woods. In the German tree sponsors forest BALDWALD
also grows the plant call "Aronia chokeberry": The pea-sized,
black fruits that can be harvested from mid-August to October, the taste
sweet and sour and tart. I've tried them, >> Well, there are delicious
September 2013: The autumn
colors are more and more. Links
lime leaves - as is often to be seen without black spots, in the middle
of the beautiful gray thistles and right a rarely seen gray-brown staining
of an oak leaf.
The linden trees start
with the winter preparations in mid-summer. Or is it the summer fatigue
of the leaves? Worked enough?
Tree sponsorships for
new forest: Today (21st March 2013) is the international day of the forest.
Reason enough to welcome our new sponsor trees. Tree sponsorships are
sustainable Easter gift. When it arrive in time order now.
January 2013: It´s
winter in northern Germany. We visit the partnership-forest.
Long before the new forest
animal tracks can be seen: The mole is active and the deer run back and
In the forest some trees catch the new snow.
Tree of the Year 2013
In German the European Wild Apple
(or crab apple tree) was determined for the tree of year 2013. Botanical
name: Malus sylvestrisThe European wild apple is a deciduous tree species
in the genus of apples (Malus) in the rose family (Rosaceae). He is perhaps
the archetype of the local culture apple. ... It is proving very difficult
to distinguish the wild apple of feral forms of culture apples. It is
even debatable whether it Malus sylvestris even still exist, or whether
it is the crab apple is only a more or less close to the form of the wild
apple culture. >>wikipedia in german: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holzapfel
Autumn 2012: The young godfather-trees
lose their leaves, fog comes up and the days get shorter. The wind blows
away the last leaves and we wait for the first snow.
15th June 2012: The secrets of
the 500 black alder forest: How did they grow so fast in 4 years? Why
they are a solid group to form shady path? What forest spirits they contain?
15th June 2012: The colors of the
forest are actually green. But sometimes mixes up with a strong shade
of red. Since there is neither a disease nor dangerous. I hope others
have a little pleasure in it.
2011: The new fall collection. Autumn colors clothe the young trees.
Second live: In the night
between the 4th and 5 May 2011 it has frostbite in northern Germany are
a few degrees below zero. Some leaves on many trees are dead. But in the
next few weeks will then grow new leaves. While lime, alder and elm have
survived the low temperatures apparently good, the young ash, oak and
beech trees are hit very hard.
With each passing year it becomes
more forest. Even many smaller animals find new place to live. Here are
a ladybug and a beautiful young ash bud.
Here is a sponsor tape was placed
too close to the tree. We have this place, it will be removed and re-fused
normal after a short time.
A look at the winter series. At
first it looks a bit boring because of the trees stand in rows. But after
a few years ago, this impression is gone. We will see it.
In winter, much can be seen much
better. Here are the fruits of alders.
Some pictures from the second winter,
the trees but not of the dry fruits of some thistles.
Here is a glimpse of the young
In the second year many places
are covered almost like a real forest. And there are a lot of work: The
rows of trees must be cut, individual trees need help in the fight with
the other grasses and herbs and in some places have individual trees are
In early spring, the trees show
- here are some ash trees - the power inherent in them. Boldly driving
out the buds.
In the first winter (2008/2009)
was in North Germany very much and very long periods of snow. But the
young trees have survived well.
Some trees have received from your
sponsor small trailers, signs, or chains.
two photos: one in March, the trees
are still leafless. And then in May: green leaves everywhere.
For days we have planted trees,
about 7,000. A portion of the trees was planted by professionals with
elle planters. Another part, we have planted with friends and girlfriends.
When we wanted to plant in January 2008, the entire field was under water.
In northern Germany it has been raining a lot and the nearby river "Aller"
is entered through a bank. The field for the New Forest is located in
an ancient riverbed. So we have to wait.