The "Alte Nebel" between Lüssow and Bützow was the original course of the "Nebel" river. The lowlands along the river have been used intensively for decades, mainly as grassland and arable land, creating rather poor conditions for the local ecosystem.
The task of the State Forestry Agency was to create a development corridor with site-typical trees and shrubs along the "Alte Nebel" in order to accelerate the slow, natural forest development and to greatly reduce the input of plant protection products and fertilisers.
To this end, more than 200,000 trees such as willows, red alders, pedunculate oaks, fluttering elms, downy birches and a wide variety of forest edge shrubs have been planted along around 14 km of the river since 2018.
However, since the beaver has also found a new home along the "Alte Nebel", a large number of trees must now be protected from browsing by the beaver.
Your task will be to protect about 700 trees in an area of about 4 hectares with so-called wire trousers. The wire trousers are made of protection fence, which is cut to a length of 2.2 m, knotted together and erected. In addition, it is fixed to the ground by two stakes made of recycled plastic.
The aim is to protect both existing trees and newly planted willow rods from being bitten by beavers. To do this, you will cut willow rods about two metres long from existing willows, stick them in the ground and then protect them with the above-mentioned wire trousers.
You will be accompanied by the staff of the local forestry office.
In addition to the practical work, the foresters will teach you a lot about nature and environmental protection in general and about the forest and its protection in particular. You will learn a lot about the local flora and fauna, their relevance for the ecosystem and the various measures for their protection.