In the past, the municipality of Brakel planted a birth forest every year. Due to corona, this has been forgotten for a while, but now we see that a new initiative is being taken on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
Children of 2018-2019-2020 and 2021 will plant one tree per year. A Japanese nut tree, a silver birch, a black walnut and a sweet chestnut are being planted around it, says environment alderman Peter Vanderstuyf. In addition to the birth tree, each parent receives a tree to plant at home. “In this way, a lot of additional greenery is created. Then another beer is offered.
Clearly a different style than in the past when numerous trees were planted on plots by parents and children. Only in several places we can no longer see the wood for the trees. The forests of that time have literally been taken over by nature with a lot of herbs, so that finding a tree is simply very difficult. There are also not many trees left.