Tree Avenue of Understanding/Alej porozumění
The Tree Avenue of Understanding with 68 deciduous trees will be planted by diplomats alongside with citizens from Hostivice and Jeneč and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček on Saturday, October 17. Together, they will restore the extinct footpath (chýňská pěšina) and help the landscape return to its historic character, which had served as a link between Chýně and the neighboring village of Jeneč since immemorial times.
By planting a 700-meter-long alley, diplomats will help realize their countries' commitments to mitigating the effects of climate change. The collective action is also intended to highlight the importance of cooperation and understanding between states in tackling global problems and involving citizens in solving them. The new tree alley will serve as a barrier against strong winds and erosion.
The original footpath, still visible on maps from the 19th century, was destroyed during the period of collectivization and the consolidated land was used for agricultural farming. The renewal of the footpath will divide the large field and support the natural return of animals to the suburban area. To prevent the terminals of newly planted trees from breaking, crutches for predators will be installed along the alley.
The new route will be available not only to the locals, but also to pilgrims coming from the railway station in Jeneč to the Franciscan monastery Hájek.
The planting is organized by the city of Hostivice in cooperation with Nadace Partnerství and under the auspices of Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček. The realization will be ensured by Paměť krajiny.
Join us and help us plant the first Tree Avenue of Understanding. Register for the event and support the planting of the alley!- buy one tree for 5,000 CZK (200 EUR)
- donate any amount to the organization of planting
- come to the event and plant the trees together with the ambassadors
For better organization, please do not forget to fill the exact number of adults and children from the age of 6 when registering.
The Tree Avenue of Understanding is supported by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic and individual donors and volunteers.