New Trees for Klövensteen Forest in Schleswig-Holstein
The planting campaign began on November 4, 2016. Supported by forest rangers, numerous representatives of the companies involved joined children from surrounding kindergartens in putting young seedlings into the ground in Klövensteen forest, a 500-hectare recreational forest extending from the west of Hamburg to parts of Schleswig-Holstein. On the instigation of OIL! And Klindworth-Kronol, 5,000 of the approximately 10,000 deciduous trees were funded by Initiative Pro Klima.
The planting campaign under the heading “Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein Plant Drinking Water” was initiated by Klimapatenschaft GmbH in cooperation with Trinkwasserwald e.V. and the Klövensteen district forestry. The idea is to support the formation of groundwater by planting deciduous trees. Deciduous trees drop their leaves in winter, allowing more water to enter the forest floor. The existing spruce coverage in Klövensteen Forest is gradually being converted to a multi-layered and species-rich, mostly deciduous forest, so the forest is a good place to plant new trees.
OIL! Tankstellen and Klindworth-Kronol see it as part of their corporate responsibility to preserve and protect the environment. One of their ventures in this connection is Initiative Pro Klima, which initiates and funds climate-research and -protection projects. More than 142,000 trees have already been planted in Germany under these projects.
OIL! Tankstellen GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of Mabanaft, the trading division of Marquard & Bahls, Germany. Since 1994 OIL! has been operating a continuously growing service station network throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland with more than 270 service stations, over 220 of them in Germany. In Denmark, another 43 unmanned service stations are operated under the Haahr Benzin brand. OIL! offers customer-oriented services and has positioned itself as an independent brand in the service station business.
Klindworth-Kronol is a Petronord subsidiary and thus part of Mabanaft, the trading division of Marquard & Bahls, Hamburg. For decades, Klindworth-Kronol has served as a heat supplier in Hamburg and environs, supplying customers with heating oil, diesel and petroleum fuels. Tank cleaning, tank protection and heating installation complete its range of heat supply products. Its range of energy products also includes natural gas and electricity.
Initiative Pro Klima was founded in 2008 by small and mid-size oil traders, service station operators and other companies in the energy industry. It focuses on three action areas: providing efficient products, offering information and consultation on environment-related energy topics, and advancing climate research and climate protection projects.