In recent times, Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) in Switzerland has campaigned repeatedly on the frontline for the protection of individual trees or entire avenues. And with great success.
In winter 2015, for example, a magnificent avenue of poplars was to be chopped down in a highly dubious lightning-strike operation in Tägermoos (TG), which is very close to Constance and Kreuzlingen. When the emergency call reached Foundation Franz Weber, the chainsaws were already screeching. Yet thanks to our immediate intervention, the part of the avenue still standing – around two thirds of the trees – could be saved. We demanded that the felled trees had to be replaced, and the avenue is now even being extended.
What is notable here is that FFW acts with very little funding in this field, connecting players and sharing the necessary expertise for saving trees in close collaboration with renowned Swiss tree care specialist Fabian Dietrich within a very short time.