200 people gathered in Mertzig on Saturday to help Greenpeace plant 600 trees and cultivate a micro forest expected to cover an area of 200 square metres.
Volunteers, who had to register for the initiative beforehand, were able to choose between 15 different tree types. The goal of the planting process is to cultivate a micro forest, also known as tiny forest, which has positive impacts on biodiversity, climate, and air quality in the area.
The space was cultivated and set up according to the Miyawaki method, which allows three trees to be planted on a single square metre. A self-sustaining forest is now expected to grow in the span of just a few years and without need for any human interference.