The tree planting campaign Plan Boom and Drenthe’s Landscape Conservation Organization will supply 12,000 saplings to nearly a hundred landowners and volunteer groups for green belt development in their towns and villages, the Dagblad van het Noorden reports.
The program, funded by a grant from the Postcode Lottery, will see volunteers plug gaps in hedgerows and establish new woodland. In addition, the Landscape Conservation Organization will plant another 12,000 trees independently.
Drenthe plants trees every year to reduce carbon footprint and keep the province environmentally sustainable
The tree planting campaign, which is a joint project between the Nature and Environment Federation of Drenthe, the Landscape Conservation Organization, Drenthe’s Landscape Foundation and a few other groups, aims to plant at least a million trees and shrubs in the province in the coming years. Once this years’ planting season is completed, the tally is expected to stand at roughly 89,000 trees.
The planting strategy in Drenthe prioritizes plants which are native to the area and which do not force out wild trees and shrubs.