More than 60 linden trees: Planting time in Münster's Promenade
The Promenadenring in Münster is closed again. On Monday the municipal office for freen areas and environmental protection started planting the first linden trees. 25 member companies of the acceptance offensive "In|du|strie", including AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, sponsored the total of 60 trees. Münster citizens are sponsoring additional trees as well.
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- From left: Wolfgang Fritsch-Albert, CEO of Westfalen AG, Mayor of Münster Markus Lewe and Dr. Clemens Grosse Frie, CEO of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG
"The city of Münster can rely on its local industry and on the support of its citizens," is how Mayor Markus Lewe explained on Tuesday in the Promenade. Just a reminder: Two severe storms last year caused considerable damage to the Promenade. Numerous trees had to be felled.
Dr. Clemens Grosse Frie, CEO of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, once more took up the motto of this project: "Industry in Münster is showing its colours" can also be seen on a column hat has been standing in the Promenade since November 2014. "The participating companies are showing their colours for Münster," says Grosse Frie. AGRAVIS and many other industrial companies feel at home in Münster and would be able to give back something to the city in a modest way. "And not just trade tax," explained the businessman with a grin.
"I am excited that most of the industrial companies immediately made a commitment when they were asked for help," said Wolfgang Fritsch-Albert, CEO of Westfalen AG, in his welcome address. "I think this is impressive proof of how serious they take their social responsibility for Münster as a business location.“
Dutch linden trees are being planted near the Ludgeri roundabout. Winter linden are also being planted in the other areas. These trees are already about ten years old and 6-7 meters high and their trunks are 22-25 centimetres. They come from a nursery close to Bonn. The preparatory soil work took place in the last week of February. The holes are filled with a special topsoil containing lava, which prevents compacting. "In the first few years, the city will be watering the trees during the summer months so that they get a good start to their life in Münster," the mayor explained. It will probably take all of March to do planting in the promenade.
"Industry is a strong part of Münster," said Wieland Pieper, Head of Division of Chamber of Commerce and Industry North-Westphalia, considering its 13,000 employees. The companies have also undertaken to strengthen public awareness for the great economic importance of the sector in Münster through additional campaigns.