GS1 Poland – we planted 3 000 trees


The year 2020 began with a pandemic earthquake, which is still ongoing. Fortunately, however, our partners GS1 Poland and the Greater Poland National Park have persevered with plans to plant 3,000 trees together.

In today’s climate full of change, young plants do not have it easy and often perish due to drought. The last two years have been a tough time for the Wielkopolska National Park, and some earlier plantings have partially failed to survive. Therefore, it was necessary to act to minimize losses.

Thanks to the help of GS1 Poland, we were able to plant 3 000 trees in an absolutely beautiful place, characterized by natural and scenic wealth.

The planting was intended to replenish seedlings that had withered due to the drought, mainly oak (95% of the total) nd individually bird cherry, hawthorn, rose, blackthorn, elm and field maple. The replenished saplings will allow for an even growth of the crop, earlier shading of the inter-rows, and consequently less growth of plants that drown out the growth of the trees.

The afforestation of post-agricultural land aims to return the area to pre-clearance times, enriching the crops with a variety of tree and shrub species, causing the animal world to migrate to the previously degraded area. The return of animals, both insects and birds, will later result in the return of herbaceous plants to their former habitats.

Wielkopolski National Park – where is it located?

If you have never been to the Wielkopolski National Park, be sure to plan a trip there.  Charming deciduous forests, which are distinguished by great biodiversity, meadows, lakes. In the undergrowth you will find, among other things, the rare golden lily, and in the rhododendron a species that is difficult to meet – the rowan. Here we also have beautiful riparian forests, which you will find on the banks of numerous bodies of water.
 And as a curiosity you can consider the occurrence of carnivorous plants in the Park, these include round-leaved sundew, common floater, small floater and intermediate floater.

The faunal world is also rich. Insects are represented by more than 3,000 species, and birds by about 220. We also have a wealth of fish, of which 4 species are under strict protection.

You are welcome to visit this beautiful place, and even more to help it by becoming a VOLUNTEER. It will certainly be to the benefit of all parties.

Sincere thanks to GS1 Poland, without which we could not have planted 3,000 trees there.