Aeroxon has donated a total of 200 different fruit trees, including apples, cherries, plums and mirabelles – these having been planted in 2019 and 2020 by the Heinz Sielmann Foundation in Fuhrbach (Göttingen district, Lower Saxony) in the “Green Belt of Germany”. Besides this, Aeroxon supports the foundation in saving old fruit trees in meadow orchards within the Orsingen-Nenzingen district (Constance district, Baden-Württemberg). Thanks to this support, trees in need of care could be identified and preserved through necessary care pruning. This year too, Aeroxon will again support the planting of 30 new fruit trees – while participating in an insect monitoring project (counting insect species) within a meadow orchard.
Planting heritage fruit orchard trees in the “Green Band” near Duderstadt in the county of Göttingen
"Vielfalt ist unsere Natur“: Unter dieser Maxime verfolgt die 1994 gegründete Stiftung des bekannten Tierfilmers unter anderem das Ziel, die letzten Refugien für seltene Tier- und Pflanzenarten durch praktische Naturschutzmaßnahmen zu erhalten. Unter der Federführung der Heinz-Sielmann-Stiftung unterstützt Aeroxon® aktuelle Projekte zum Schutz von Streuobstwiesen.
The first fruit tree was planted on 2 October 2019 together with Aeroxon Insect Control GmbH from Waiblingen.
At the end of November 2019 the orchard already boasted 100 professionally planted trees. Fitted with supporting posts and trunk covers they are well protected against storms and browsing by wild animals.
The association’s land, in total an area of around 20,000 m², is predominantly located on steep slopes near the Urbach Landslide. The orchards are organically managed by the association’s members and provide a home for countless insects, protected bird and plant species as well as rare animals. For this work the association was granted the Landesnaturschutzpreis country conservation award in 2015.
Aeroxon promotes the care of 50 fruit trees in the Ahrensburg / Hamburg area – this is carried out by the Gesellschaft Zeitlupe e. V. in cooperation with Robben Wulfsdorf. It contributes to good tree development, while helping to ensure that existing and newly planted trees enjoy the longest possible life.
The association Zeitlupe e.V. is a non-profit society for the preservation of perishing cultural assets. This includes the preservation of cultural landscapes such as meadow orchards. Of particular concern is the preservation of old fruit varieties and their documentation. The society also advises on the selection of varieties, grafting and nursery of trees. Robben Wulfsdorf is an outpatient service providing integration assistance and care management for so-called mentally and multiply disabled people. Tree care offers these people meaningful integrative work.
Aeroxon supports the non-profit organisation miteinanderleben service gGmbH in preserving and conserving native flora and fauna. One project involves enhancing the orchard meadows between Neuhausen and Steinegg (Enzkreis, Baden Württemberg) with regional seeds, which are obtained in a complex process. People with special needs are involved in the production and distribution of the seeds.
mlgreen is a business division of miteinanderleben service gGmbH, a recognised inclusion company of the KVJS (Local Government Association for Youth and Social Affairs) Baden-Württemberg. The aim of the non-profit enterprise and subsidiary of the miteinanderleben association is to enable people with disabilities to find permanent employment in diverse fields of work. Appreciating the value of people takes top priority here. True to the motto “As much help as necessary, as little help as possible”, mlgreen promotes self-responsibility and the greatest possible independence.
Meadow orchards are not only important ecosystems, but also provide valuable fruit for harvesting and processing. This is one of the core messages that the orchard educators enjoy communicating in their events. Aeroxon supports this commitment with donations in kind – such as a fruit mill and automatic dehydrators, which help to process the many varieties of fruit.
The association Streuobst-Pädagogen e.V. aims to promote environmental education for children, young people and adults in connection with the ecosystem and cultural asset of the meadow orchard. The association wishes to create an awareness for the ecosystem of the meadow orchard, while imparting and retaining knowledge of the interrelationships in nature to the population. The active meadow orchard educators transform orchards into places that can be understood and experienced in age-specific events.
Excursions and projects are primarily aimed at school classes, children’s and youth groups, but also at adults. In addition, the certified orchard educators offer programmes for families, clubs, groups and associations.
The association promotes landscape conservation in the sense of the German Nature Conservation Act and the nature conservation laws of the federal states as well as the long-term preservation and protection of meadow orchards as threatened cultural landscapes.