Out of the office, into nature! Freely following this motto, in March the team of NOVUM went for the second time to a tree planting event for employees, project partners and friends. The aim of the event: to do something together for the environment and spend an unforgettable day in nature!
No sooner said than done! Already at 9 o’clock in the morning minibuses with the participants started from Dresden towards Keulenberg. Arriving at the edge of the forest, a short but quite adventurous walk up the mountain was ahead, during which the group successfully overcame small streams and fallen trees.
Once at the top, a personal address by the local district forester followed, as well as a practical introduction to the basics of tree planting. In glorious sunshine and pleasant temperatures, the first 200 trees had finally found their new home before lunch around the campfire.
Fortified with pea soup and mulled wine, the group of international participants from Germany, Iran, India and Brazil started the second round after the lunch break and managed to get the complete load of 400 trees into the ground by 5 p.m. — contrary to their own expectations.
Exhausted but happy, we finally headed back towards the edge of the forest and Dresden. Conclusion of the campaign: planting trees simply makes you happy! We will definitely keep the now traditional trip to the Keulenberg next year and look forward to even more participants from our partner companies!