STIHL Vertriebs AG
Trees planted in Switzerland
Tons of CO2 will be absorbed in average
STIHL partners with Almighty Tree to preserve, protect and enhance the value of forests in Switzerland. STIHL plants trees in Switzerland to diversify the forests with species adapted to climate change.
STIHL consciously do without a classic gift and do something good for our nature. In partnership with www.almightytree.ch, we are planting young trees in the Swiss forests for sustainable wood management and greater biodiversity. and do something good for our nature. The trees were planted this fall 2020 in a Fribourger Alpine pasture:
Type of trees planted: Mountain Maple, Larch, Silver Fir and Spruce tree
Location: Mountain forest. It is a habitat for flora and fauna, a protection against avalanches, rock falls or erosion and it is a "green lung".
A mountain pasture where cows appreciate the shade provided by trees and protection during storms, the trees help to form a natural barrier. Thus, cows can take refuge in the forest without injuring themselves or breaking artificial barriers.
Trees planted by STIHL
Originally from the Alps, the larch tree flourishes on the heights. It likes to have its feet in the cool and its head in the sun.
Larch differs from other conifers by its very fine needles arranged in tufts. It is, of all the coniferous species, the one that surprises the most by its changes. In spring, the delicate green needles appear to turn golden-yellow in autumn and fall in November.
In its ecosystem, the larch plays a very important role: it grows on poor soils which it helps to enrich. When its thorns fall, they cover the ground with a thick carpet of dead needles that keeps it cool and stores rainwater.
Larch wood is the heaviest and hardest local softwood after yew. Durable and weather resistant, it is often used as construction wood for frames and walls, but also for stairs, balustrades, door and window frames, floors and furniture.
Like all conifers, larch is a symbol of immortality. It is the only conifer to lose its needles in autumn, considered a symbol of a new beginning.
13 Sycamore Maples
The sycamore maple is a large tree belonging to the Aceraceae family. It is widely distributed in Europe and Asia.
The sycamore maple is a beautiful tree with a harmonious silhouette. The leaves are large and palmate, divided into 5 lobes, toothed. It produces a deep shade.
It is characterized by its straight and slender trunk and its spreading and rounded top. Its bark is initially smooth and brown in color, then with age it cracks and detaches in patches.
In April-May, bunches of yellow flowers appear, which fall down together with large, five-lobed, toothed, palmate leaves that hang on long stalks. Dark green on the upper side and blue-grey on the underside, they take on a golden hue in autumn before falling off. Gathered in bunches, the fruits (called double samaras or disamaras) bear wings whose shape evokes a circumflex accent.
The sycamore tree is generous in its fruits and as such, it symbolizes fertility, independence and transformation.
It is the joy of carpenters, who use its smooth, white, soft and easy to work with wood; of violin makers, who transform it into sound, because it makes up the bottom of violins; of bees, who drink its nectar to transform it into honey; of children, who transform it into helicopters by playing with the samaras, probably since the dawn of time.
13 Silver Firs
The silver fir is a conifer of the Pinaceae family. It is the tallest European tree, its trunk can also reach 2 meters in diameter. It can be distinguished from other firs and spruces by its flat needles with rounded tips and silvery underside, from which it takes its name.
It has a conical and pointed top, then ovoid and finally spread out. Its bark is smooth, silvery grey, has small pockets of resin, then cracks with age. Its male flowers, are small bright yellow conical kittens, while its female flowers, which will give cones, are green. Its cones are erect and at maturity, they form winged seeds that are released while scales detach one by one.
The silver fir grows in mountainous areas.
This species prefers shady situations, fears drought, hence its location on north-facing slopes, especially in southern regions.
The wood of the white fir is white, hence its name, slightly pinkish and highly appreciated for making frames and carpentry products.
The fir tree symbolizes a bridge between heaven and earth. It expresses the fluidity of the link that connects the top and the bottom, the spiritual and the material, the spirit and the matter.
Spruce is found in cooler, mountainous regions. It is a species of softwood tree in the Pinaceae family. There are about 50 species. It resembles the fir, but its trunk is reddish red and its color is darker than that of the fir. And, difference in size, its cones are hanging. At maturity, their scales spread apart and release seeds. The needles of this conifer are rounder and more prickly than those of the fir. They reveal a tiny petiole that remains on the branch after they fall.
The spruce, embodies birth, the impulse of life, fertility. The spruce, is a fir tree, it also symbolizes eternity.