Full of surprises – Day 2 of EFUF 2019

Urban Forests: full of Energy - 22-24 May 2019

Wahner Heide

Foresters at Gut Leidenhausen

Wednesday afternoon we gathered at Wahnerheide to have a hike of 10 km, dressed in hiking shoes as well as suits and accompanied by backpacks and leather bags. It was a funny sight, a herd of delegates following the German foresters.

The foresters gave us a taste of the Wahnerheide area, a nature reserve with around 700 endangered species. We’ve met one of the oldest creatures on Earth, a small toad living in puddles. These puddles therefore can not be destroyed and therefore the roads in the park cannot be altered.

Wahnerheide is a very diverse heather area, consisting of open fields where cattle and donkeys graze, to pre-war forests and an alley consisting of ‘Trees of the Year’, as in Germany once every year a tree is highlighted.

During the day we were in good company. There are not only professionals, but journalists…

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