A greener and friendlier Zuiddijk

On the initiative of Dim van Gerven, the Zuiddijk entrepreneurs' association in Zaandam has given part of the Zuiddijk a sustainable and friendlier appearance through a greener design. Ten large tree tubs with birch trees and low-flowering plants surprise shoppers with the seasons, starting with spring! And with colorful tree containers in the summer season, De Zuiddijk celebrates the 'Summer Fair' on 6 July! The high-quality tree tubs are made of Corten steel, the natural oxidation layer of the steel gives De Zuiddijk a stylish and durable appearance.


Bouman Buitenleven  took care of the installation and planting of the ten tree tubs on the Zuiddijk in Zaandam. The boxes are planted with birch trees. Beautiful fine-leaved trees with white bark. They are strong and can absorb a lot of rainwater. The undergrowth also consists of annual flowering and perennials. The tree tubs are adopted and maintained by the shopkeepers. Zuiddijk entrepreneurs' association does not only have a heart for the shopping public. Sustainability has played a major role in the decision and purchase of the tree tubs. At the Zuiddijk, CO2 is not only cleaned up by the trees, plants and roots, but also by the special greenSand tree substrate with which the bins are filled. The tree sand is enriched with olivine, a mineral that removes CO2 by slowly weathering with moisture and at the same time releases magnesium to the soil. The tree tubs with the greenSand thus remove an extra ± 700 kilos of CO2!


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