Weidmüller donates 4,000 trees for native forests

Weidmüller donates 4,000 trees for native forests
The newly planted trees will remove approx. 10.4 tons of CO2 from the air each year and store it in the form of carbon.

Weidmüller donates 4,000 trees for native forests

The Detmold company is donating tens of thousands of euros to the tree planting project of the Landesverband at the Hermannsdenkmal (Hermann’s monument). Customers and business partners are receiving tree sponsorships.

Detmold company Weidmüller donated tens of thousands of euros to sponsor the reforestation of an area near the Hermannsdenkmal (Hermann’s monument). The State Association of Lippe joined the company to launch the “Gemeinsam für unseren Wald!” (Together for our forest) campaign and to plant and care for the first European beeches, read oaks, and wild cherries together.

“I am thankful for the generous sponsorship, and would like to thank Weidmüller warmly in the name of the state association. The company came to us two years ago with the tree sponsorship idea” says association Chairman Jörg Düning-Gast, praising the company's outstanding commitment at a planting and maintenance event with corporate spokesperson Sybille Hilker. Together, they planted and cared for the first of 4,000 trees at the Maiweg site, not far from the Hermannsdenkmal – with enthusiastic support from the children of several Weidmüller employees.

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Constantin (left) and Jonathan care for a freshly planted red oak together.

“More European beeches, read oaks, and wild cherries will be planted in the area” explains Düning-Gast, emphasising that “By doing so, Weidmüller is helping us to create a mixed forest that will be resistant to the effects of climate change, and make the forest more resilient with respect to storms and dry weather. This promotes climate protection in the region, and is good for the people, flora, and fauna who live here, while improving the ability of our domestic forests to recover."

The Detmold family company, which is active globally, is particularly focused on climate protection even on its own doorstep, emphasises corporate spokesperson Sybille Hilker. Because of this, the company donated tens of thousands of euros to the State Association of Lippe for reforestation around the Hermannsdenkmal. “As a Detmold family-owned company, we are aware of our social responsibility towards our community, and in particular towards our employees, customers, and partners, as well as our ecological obligations”, Hilker adds. After all, as a family-owned company, sustainable corporate action is also always responsible action, Hilker says.

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Ida and Bruno water a young red oak.

The amount donated was sufficient to finance a total of 4,000 young trees, to be planted over an area of approx. 1.3 hectares; each year, these trees will remove approx. 10.4 tons of CO2 from the air and store it in the form of carbon.

Weidmüller's customers and business partners, who were hosted at Detmolder’s main plant, also received a certificate honouring their tree sponsorship and stating the coordinates of their very own sponsored tree. “Our guests are happier to receive this than any promotional gift”, Hilker says. This generates even more awareness for the topics of reforestation and climate protection.