May 8, 2024

A Sunny Forest Visit in the Newly Planted Oroe-Margrete Forest

We held a forest visit to our newly planted Oroe-Margrete forest in Isefjorden, where we planted trees, learned about agroforestry and the new forest.

Louise Frederikke Kofoed-Dam
Louise Frederikke Kofoed-DamCommunication & PR Manager
A Sunny Forest Visit in the Newly Planted Oroe-Margrete Forest
Our international CEO, Thomas welcomed the many participants during the forest visit to our Oroe-Margrete forest in Denmark.

On a sunny Friday afternoon, we planted trees with our clients and explored our newly acquired forest in Denmark.

We recently had the pleasure of inviting some of our clients to our newly planted Oroe-Margrete forest on the island of Oroe in Isefjorden near Holbaek, Denmark. The weather couldn't have been better—it was sunny and warm, with just a hint of a breeze to keep things comfortable.

Once fully planted, the entire forest will measure just under 10 hectares, but as of now, we have planted the first part of the forest, including the forest edge, which will protect the young forest in the future. We will plant the remaining area next year. 

With a crowd of 54 people, including around 20 locals from the neighbouring Oroe Fællesjord, the day was filled with learning about the new forest, giving clients the opportunity to test their tree-planting skills, and getting a deeper understanding of the local ecosystem.

Exploring the forest ecosystem

We organised everyone into three smaller teams. Each group had the opportunity to learn from our external forest expert, Bjarke Thomsen from Skovdyrkerne. Bjarke shared his extensive knowledge about the tree species planted in the Oroe-Margrete forest. He explained how the forest's ecosystem functions, highlighting the plants and animals' various roles in maintaining the environment's delicate balance. Bjarke also provided insights into the work of a forest manager, illustrating the complexities and challenges involved in maintaining a healthy and sustainable forest.

Our UX designer, Alexandru plants a tree in the Oroe-Margrete forest.

Planting the remaining 100 trees

One of the day's highlights was the tree-planting activity led by our international project coordinator, Julia. We rolled up our sleeves and planted the final 100 trees in the forest together. This hands-on experience contributed to the forest's growth and gave us a sense of pride and connection to the land. Everyone worked enthusiastically, and seeing our clients and neighbours come together to help create a positive impact on our planet was inspiring. 

Learning about agroforestry with Oroe Faellesjord

In addition to exploring the forest ecosystem and planting trees, we also had the opportunity to learn about the innovative agroforestry project led by Anna from Oroe Faellesjord. Anna explained how agroforestry combines agriculture and forestry practices to create sustainable land-use systems. She shared details about the ongoing work on the island and how these projects benefit the local community and the environment. Her passion for sustainable practices was contagious, and many left with new ideas for incorporating agroforestry into our lives.

A view from above of the island of Oroe.

A Memorable Day in Nature

Overall, visiting Oroe-Margrete forest was a memorable experience for everyone involved. The warm weather, the newly planted young trees, and the enthusiastic participants made it a day to remember. We left with a greater appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the forest ecosystem and a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability.

We'd like to thank everyone who participated, especially our local partners and experts who shared their knowledge and made the day possible. We look forward to more events like this in the future as we continue to work towards a greener, more sustainable world.

Stay tuned for more updates and information about our upcoming events! Learn more about our projects, or follow us on social media. We can't wait to see you in the forest!

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