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ENA celebrates 25 years.

 

The European Nurserystock Association plants trees in cities across Europe to celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. 

 

What’s in a tree?

 

The European Nurserystock Association will plant 25 trees to celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. Trees live themselves and give us the means to live, these 25 trees also symbolise the billions (yes, billions!) of plants produced by European nurseries in the last 25 years.

 

In 1991 the European Nurserystock Association, ENA, was founded. Nowadays the association is made up of nursery associations from nineteen countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In this way ENA represents over 17.000 nurseries growing plants on more than 100.000 hectares, employing more than 100.000 workers and, within the European Union, ENA members account for around 80% of nurserystock turnover.

 

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ENA, its General Assembly committed to plant 25 trees, one in each of the countries of its members, mostly on Wednesday 19th of October 2016.

 

Every plant has a history and when, finally, it arrives at a garden, a home, a street or a park it carries with it the skill, knowledge and industry of many professionals: from the breeders or selectors who first noted a plant’s potential to the nurserymen who propagated and grew them on until they were strong enough to leave the nursery and survive in the wider world.

 

ENA Members are donating trees to their Cities or Countries and we will simultaneously plant those trees across Europe, paying tribute to those who, as far back as Neolithic times, have cultivated plants: as an homage to the nurserymen of all eras, from the ancient cultures to the most technologically advanced, who have raised the profession to the heights it has now reached, and as a gift to all citizens, wishing them a long, prosperous and healthy life, symbolised by this tree.

 

 

Schedule of planting tree ceremonies to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ENA:

 

BELGIUM

19-10-2016 Brussels - 11h00 at Leopoldpark, Brussels (tree plant location) and at the
European Parliament (speeches). 

Tree: Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'

With: Mr. El Ktibi, Alderman for Environment, Green Spaces and International Solidarity;
MEP Ivo Belet, member of the ENVI Committee; Mr. Marc Van Hulle (ENA);
MEP Giovanni La Via, Chairman of the ENVI Committee;
Mr. Lucien Verschoren, President of the Belgian nurseryman.

 

GREECE

19-10-2016 Naousa - 11h00 at the Central Square (Karatasou Square).  

Tree: Liquidambar orientalis'

With: the Mayor of Naoussa Mr. Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Mr. Georgios Patoulis President of the Union of Municipalities of Hellas KEDE and Mr President Lefteris Ioannidis, President of the the Hellenic Green Cities Network.

 

UNITED KINGDOM

19-10-2016 Chilton - Oxfordshire - 11h00 at the new Horticulture House. 

Tree: Malus domestica 'Bramley's Seedling'

With: Mr Tim Edwards, President of ENA.

 

BULGARIA

19-10-2016 Sofia - 11h00 at South park 

Tree: Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia'

With: the Mayor of Sofia, Mrs Yordanka Fandakova.

 

19-10-2016 Burgas - 11h00 at the Black Sea Cost Park, close to the Rose Garden (Morska Gradina) park. 

Tree: Magnolia grandiflora

 

19-10-2016 Veliko Tarnovo - 14h00 at Sveta Gora Park  

Tree: Liriodendron tulipifera

 

19-10-2016 Pavlikeni - 11h00

Tree: Ginkgo biloba    

With: the Mayor of Pavlikeni, Mr. Emanuil Manolov.

 

20-10-2016 Targovishte - 11h00 

Tree: Liriodendron tulipifera

With: the Mayor of Targovishte, Mr. Darin Dimitrov.

 

POLAND

19-10-2016 Warsaw - 12h00 at the University of Warsaw Botanic Garden, Al. Ujazdowskie 4 Str. 

Tree: Quercus ''Monument' 

 

FINLAND

19-10-2016 Helsinki - 12h00 at Hermannin puisto.

Tree: Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'

With: the Mayor of the City of Helsinki Mr Jussi Pajunen, the general secretary Seppo Närhi from The Finnish Association of Landscape Industries and CEO Timo Taulavuori from Central Organisation for Finnish Horticulture. 

 

ITALY    

19-10-2016  Collodi - Pescia/Pistoia - 14h30 at Storico Giardino Garzoni – Parco di Pinocchio, Villa Garzoni

Tree: Quercus ilex

 

PORTUGAL

19-10-2016 Santarém - 15h00 at CNEMA – National Center of Exhibitions -  (Headquarter of APPPF).  

Tree: Quercus suber

With: those who are responsible for the entities related to the sector in Portugal, Regional Agriculture Director, Institute for Conservation of Nature - Forests, Food and Veterinary General Direction - Plant Health, National Institute for Agricultural Research, Bureau of Rural Planning and Policy, Portuguese Confederation of Farmers, Town Hall of Santarém, CNEMA – Executive Director. 

 

IRELAND

19-10-2016 Dublin at St. Anne’s Park, Raheny    

Tree: Betula pendula 'Spider Alley' 

With: Mr. Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.

 

SERBIA  

19-10-2016 Šabac at Veliki park (translated it would be "Big park")    

Tree; Tilia platyphyllos

 

9-4-2016 Belgrade at Belgrade Fair - Beoplantfair    

Tree; Liquidambar styraciflua    

With: architect Mr. Carlo Amedeo Reyneri di Lagnasco from Italy, Mr. Dusan Todorovic, president of the Society of Landscape Architects of Serbia. There were present members of the Society of Landscape Horticulture of Serbia, landscape architects from Serbia, journalists and managers of the BeoPlantFair. 

 

THE NETHERLANDS 

27-10-2016 The Hague - 16h00 at the Palace Garden    

Tree: Tilia xeuropaea 'Pallida'

With representatives from Anthos, LTO and officials from the community of The Hague, such as the alderman.

 

SWITZERLAND

2-11-2016  Uster at 10h00

Tree. Quercus robur, 25 years old!

With: Mr Tim Edwards, President of ENA; Mr Werner Egli, city president of Uster and Mr Olivier Mark, president of JardinSuisse.

 

SPAIN    

9-11-2016 Girona - 12h00 at carrer Emili Grahit, 4-6 (in front of Carles Rahola Library)    

Tree: Platanus xhispanica

With: Ms. Marta Madrenas, mayor of Girona,

 

DENMARK

29-9-2016  Odense at de grønne organisationers hus på Hvidkærvej 29 

Tree: Sorbus latifolia 'Atros'

 

FRANCE

25-11-2016 Saint Germain en Laye (near Paris) at Lycée Agricole et Horticole.

Tree: Quercus robur

 

SWEDEN    

Malmö    

 

UKRAINE

27-05-2017 Kyiv at the Central Military Hospital.

More than 70 trees, 200 shrubs and 100 perennials were planted in a charity campaign.

 

GERMANY

Tuesday 30th of May, 2017, 12h00

Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union

Rue Montoyer 47 / Montoyerstraat 47

1000 Bruxelles

 

 

Planting tree ceremony in Brussels -Leopold Park- and Mr. Marc Van Hulle, Chairman of the EU Legislation WG of ENA, giving a speech at the European Parliament. (Photos by Alba Ridao-Bouloumié)

The board of Danish Nurserystock Association plants a Sorbus latifolia ‘Atros’ with help of secretary Bent Leonhard and new advisor Julie Schou Christensen.

 
 

The tree planting ceremony which took place in Dublin, with Mr. Andrew Doyle, the Irish Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.

The tree planting ceremony which took place in Dublin, with Mr. Andrew Doyle, the Irish Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.

 

In Helsinki, Finland, the tree was planted in Hermanni Park.

From left: Happy men after planting Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’; mayor of the City of Helsinki Mr Jussi Pajunen, the general secretary Seppo Närhi from The Finnish Association of Landscape Industries and CEO Timo Taulavuori from Central Organisation for Finnish Horticulture. “Don’t worry, be happy with trees even in the future.” (photo Jyri Uimonen)

 

The 25th Anniversary of European Nurserystock Association, celebrated in Naoussa, under the auspices of Hellenic Plant Material Exporters Association (HEPMEA), member of ENA. The honorary President Nikos Thymakis with members of the Association planted a STYRAX (Liquidambar orientalis -the tree of pray) in the central square of Naoussa, with the Mayor of the city Nikos Koutsogiannis and with many local people attending as can be seen in the photos and video.

 

Planting tree ceremony in Santarém, Portugal. 

More photos in the APPPFN facebook page.

 

Planting a 25 years old tree (Quercus robur) in Uster, Switzerland. 

With: Mr Werner Egli, City President of Uster; Mr Olivier Mark, president of JardinSuisse; Mr Tim Edwards, President of ENA and Mr Heinz Kunz, Swiss delegate in ENA.

Planting a Liquidambar in Belgrade. 

 

Planting tree ceremonies in Bulgaria:

SOFIA - place: SouthPark Sofia 

tree: Fagus sylvatica 'Rotundifolia',

donated by President of BAOPN, Mr. Trifon Trifonov

attendees: Mr. Trifon Trifonov (President of BAOPN), Milena Kiurkieva representative of Sofia Municipality, 'Green system' Department, colleagues;

Media covarege: TV interview with Mr. Trifon Trifonov.

 

PAVLIKENI - place: in front of Town Hospital 

tree: Ginkgo biloba L.

attendees: Mr. Emanuil Manolov (Mayor of Pavlikeni),

Mr. Ventsislav Ivanov and Mrs. Anastasia Vacheva (Deputy Mayors of Pavlikeni), Mrs. Vania Antonova (president of the Town Council), Mrs. Tatyana Boyadzhieva (Vice President of BAOPN), Mrs. Doriana Milenkova (Assistant agricultural department of The Dutch Embassy in Bulgaria), colleagues;

Media covarege: BTA - Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (national media), 2 local newspapaers and several digital news channels.

VELIKO TARNOVO - place: Sveta Gora Park

tree: Liriodendron tulipifera L.

attendees: Mr. Georgi Karamashev ( Deputy

Mayoir of Veliko Tarnovo), Mrs. Tatyana Boyadzhieva (Vice President of BAOPN), Mrs. Doriana Milenkova (Assistant agricultural department of The Dutch Embassy in Bulgaria),

colleagues;

Media covarege: Municipality website, 2 national media and several local.

BURGAS - place: The Black Sea Cost Park (Morska Gradina)

tree: Magnolia grandiflora L.

attendees: BAOPN local members;

Media covarege: Municipality website and several local media

TARGOVISHTE - place: in front of Town Theatre 

tree: Liriodendron tulipifera L.

attendees: Mr. Darin Dimitrov (Mayor of Targovishte), Mr. Asen Chakarov (Head of Municipality Greenery Department, colleagues;

Media covarege: Municipality website and several local media.

Planting a Quercus ilex in Italy. 

ANVE donated a holm-oak tree – Quercus ilex  a typical evergreen Mediterranean plant. It is the par excellence tree, emblem of “power”, “strength” and “solidity”. The tree was planted in a symbolic place, the Historical Garden of Villa Garzoni, recognised as National Monument, one of the symbols of Tuscany in the world.

 

A plane tree was planted in Girona.

FEPEX donated a Platanus x hispanica to celebrate the ENA 25th anniversary. Mr José Mª Zalbidea, the Secretary General of FEPEX; Mr Joan Roig, President of the Catalan Federation of Nurseries and Mr Jaume Riera, former ENA President, leaded the plantation ceremony. 

 

The tree was planted in the King's Palace Garden, in the Hague

A large Tilia xeuropaea 'Pallida' was planted by representatives from Anthos, LTO and officials from the community of The Hague, such as the alderman.

 

The tree was planted in the King's Palace Garden, in the Hague

A large Tilia xeuropaea 'Pallida' was planted by representatives from Anthos, LTO and officials from the community of The Hague, such as the alderman.

 

A French big oak tree was planted on 25 November 2016 in a Horticulture School near Paris, in the Lycée Agricole et Horticole of Saint Germain en Laye; with: Mesdames HABERT DUPUIS, MACE et DE CIDRAC, élues à Saint Germain en Laye ; Laurent CHATELAIN – Pépinières Chatelain 95 ; Jean Claude GUEHENNEC - Président du Conseil d’Administration du Lycée ; Jean Marc VASSE directeur VAL’HOR ; Mohammed AARABI directeur du Lycée Agricole et Horticole de Saint Germain en Laye ; Philippe MATHE directeur de l’exploitation du Lycée Plantation en présence des élèves des classes de 1ère Bac Pro Productions Horticoles et Terminale Bac Pro Aménagements Paysagers, enseignants et personnel du Lycée ; Agnès Langlois directrice, Elias Rodriguez et Matthieu Croisy d’Arexhor Seine Manche ; Isabelle Vandernoot – conseillère Pépinière à la Chambre Interdépartementale d’agriculture IDF.

 

Planting tree ceremony in Poland, University of Warsaw Botanic Garden with Mr. Michal Olszewski - mayor of Warsaw and Mr. Wojciech Wroblewski - president of Polish Nurserymen Association. (Fot. G.Falkowski).

 

Planting tree ceremony in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The members of the Ukrainian Plants Industry Association participated in the charity campaign on planting ornamental plants in the central military hospital.

 

The closing ceremony of the ENA 25th anniversary was held in Brussels, on the 30th May 2017. BdB, the German Nurseries' Association, donated a 25 years old Buxus sempervirens to the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union. The symbolic tree planting was hosted by MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz and closed by Mr Jan-Dieter Bruns, Vice-president of ENA.

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