ASSTRA – we planted linden trees at Jagiellonian University

posadziliśmy lipyAs part of the TIME FOR FORES project, together with volunteers from AsstrA, we planted linden trees – 190 trees for Polanka Hallera. Why linden trees? Well, it is still one of the most beautiful and valuable trees in Poland. If you want to learn more about the whole action, please read on.

Where did we plant the linden trees? A few words about Polanka Hallera

Polanka Hallera is a village located in Lesser Poland province, near Skawina. On November 18, 2021, we planted 190 linden trees there, which were intended to offset 14 tons of CO2.

Part of the Polanka Hallera area belongs to the Jagiellonian University – including the University Forest. It has the character of a protective forest of mixed character. Some of the trees are able to function properly, while others are not suited to the habitat or are beginning to die. By planting new trees, we want to strengthen the structure of the forest, diversify its biodiversity and contribute to the reforestation of Poland. This was neither the first nor the last time we supported Polanka Hallera by planting trees of various species here.

AsstrA – here’s who we planted the lindens with

The transport and logistics company AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG decided to contribute to the fight for our environment. Thanks to them, we were able to plant 190 linden trees that day. Volunteers from the company itself helped us with the planting.

The action was part of a CSR strategy to help companies become more environmentally friendly and green, while engaging employees to contribute to the common good. Through planting actions they are able to help the environment and offset their carbon footprint.

Why did we plant linden trees?

The linden tree, otherwise known as Tilia, has some interesting benefits that some may not know about. It is a melliferous plant, loved by bees. In addition, the tree is famous for its health-promoting properties, and its leaves can also be used to make tea. Lime trees are long-lived trees, being able to reach up to 1,000 years of age. They can also be used as ornamental trees and can handle pollution very well. As long as it is not threatened by drought, it is doing well, especially since it is considered one of the native species in Poland. Finally, an interesting fact. In the Polish language, the name of the 7th month – July (Lipiec) – comes precisely from the linden tree (lipa), which then has its flowering period.

We are extremely grateful to AsstrA for their cooperation as part of the TIME FOR FOREST project.