This year, the City of Antwerp is planting new forest on six plots, together accounting for 6.4 hectares of extra nature. The forest plots are located in Wilrijk, Ekeren, Berendrecht and Linkeroever (Left Bank). With the planting of these new forests, the city continues to focus on greening the public space and improving the living environment, it says in a press release.
The City of Antwerp government is planting new forest on six plots, spread over different districts. The city already realized the planting of the second part of the Monnikenbos in Berendrecht at the beginning of this year. The afforestation of the Bloemenveld plot in Wilrijk is now starting. Later this year, the plots will follow adjacent to the old Hof van Delft castle on the Laar in Ekeren, a green buffer zone on the Burchtse Weel on the Left Bank and a forest plot on the Molenakker and on the site of the former recycling park in Berendrecht.
Together, the woodlots account for 6.4 hectares of new forest with more than 15,000 additional native trees and shrubs. When drawing up the afforestation plan and choosing the tree species, experts take into account the location, the type of terrain and the subsoil. For this, the city receives advice and support from the Bosgroepen (Forest Groups).
City Alderman for Greenery Els van Doesburg (N-VA) helped plant the new forest on the Bloemenveld in Wilrijk: “More than 5,000 indigenous trees and 750 shrubs and small trees will be planted on this 3.5-hectare plot. These afforestation projects provide more greenery in the city and that has a positive impact on air quality, because it removes co2 and particulate matter from the air. More greenery in the neighborhood also enhances the well-being and health of local residents and thus ensures a pleasant and liveable city. Antwerp is putting itself on the map as one of the leading cities in Europe in terms of green, forest and tree policy.”
In addition to the positive impact on air quality, greening projects have many other benefits. For example, the trees form a natural air conditioner and provide cooling in the summer. In case of heavy rain, the forest buffers the rainwater and the trees also dampen the ambient noise. Finally, these plantations form an ideal nesting and hiding place for many birds and insects, which promotes biodiversity in the city.
On the look of Antwerp
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | St. Paul’s Church (Sint-Pauluskerk).
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | Scheldekaaien or Scheldt Quays.
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | Zurenborg.
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | Cogels-Osylei between Berchem and Antwerp’s Zurenborg neighbourhood.
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | De Gerlachekaai at the Scheldt.
- AREAS OF ANTWERP | Sint-Andriesplein.
- ANTWERP | Murals to return to Voetgangerstunnel.
- ANTWERP | Instant divide over Daniel Libeskind’s transformation design for Boerentoren.
- Rainbow zebra crossing in Borgerhout.
- Rainbow zebra crossings of Antwerp.
- Rainbow zebra crossing in Berchem.
- ANTWERP | City approves preliminary design for revamped Scheldt Quays’ section from Steenplein to Noorderterras.
- ANTWERP | Major revamp of the Meirbrug – Suikerrui – Scheldt Quays axis to complete the Via Sinjoor.
- ANTWERP | Looking for Linkeroever Railway Station.
- ANTWERP | Renovation of Scheldt Quays between Sint-Andries and ‘t Zuid.
- ANTWERP | Final design revealed for Scheldt Quays at Nieuw Zuid.
- ANTWERP | 2023-2024 Park Gedempte Zuiderdokken to have grass and water.
- ANTWERP | Groenplaats to become green again.
- A sneak peek into Antwerp’s renovated City Hall.
- Redesigning Antwerp’s central Scheldt Quays between Noorderterras and Zuiderterras.
- Borsbeek to become Antwerp’s 10th district.
- Antwerp’s Droogdokkensite redeveloped into maritime experience area.
- Antwerp-Central Railway Station to get new facade lights.
- Antwerp’s renewed Scheldt Quays at Loodswezen to get World War II victims memorial.
- ANTWERP | Bonapartedok to become centre for water sports and recreation.
- PHOTOS | Het Steen, Antwerp’s new Visitor Centre.
- VIDEO | Walking the future Spoorpark between Zurenborg (Antwerp) and Borgerhout.
- 5 spots in Antwerp to soak up the sun for free..
- Antwerp to be car-free by 2024?.
- BOOK | ‘Antwerp. An Archaeological View on the Origin of the City’ by Tim Bellens.
- Antwerp landmark Boerentoren to become Art & Culture Tower by 2027.
- ANTWERP | Rubens House to close on 9 January 2023 and reopen in 2027.
- Noorderterras to become Kaailine, Antwerp’s New York-inspired High Line.
- Antwerp’s City Theatre Stadsschouwburg to be demolished, new playhouse elsewhere.
- ANTWERP | Wapper near Meir and Rubens House to be renovated into a contemporary and climate-robust city square.
- ANTWERP | Schuttershofstraat to become fully pedestrian shopping street.
- ANTWERP | Zuidpark to be completed by 2024.
- ANTWERP | Construction of Park Groot Schijn enters final phase.
- Antwerp lists Wolvenberg-Brilschans in Berchem now as nature reserve.
- Antwerp approves revamp of Stadspark.
- ANTWERP | Preliminary design for Masterplan Scheldt’s Linkeroever.
- ANTWERP | Loodswezensite gets temporary green area.
- ANTWERP | Phases 2 and 3 for Zuidpark.
- Antwerp to install recreational pontoon at Bonapartedok.
- ANTWERP | Brabo Fountain being restored.
- Antwerp to redevelop Sint-Anneke Beach.
- ANTWERP | Landmark protection of two historic Scheldt harbour cranes confirmed.
- ANTWERP | Procedure for cyclists and pedestrian Scheldt Bridge to be elaborated.
- ANTWERP | Preliminary draft of Strategic Spatial Plan approved.
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Thank’s for share, Timothy.
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Have beautiful day, Elvira.
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