Together with the wildlife trust WWF, we used our free Saturday for working on a Nature protection assignment in the “Steineggwald”, a forest near St. Gallen. “Impatiens glandulifera” is an invasive plant species that propagates massively in sparsely covered woodlands, potentially displacing domestic vegetation. Himilayan Balsam, as the plant is also called, may become so dominant that young pine trees as well as other important plants stand no chance of growing around them. We pulled out the invasive impatiens glandulifera. This helps promote the growth of other young plants, restoring the natural structure of the woods and giving the soil greater long-term stability. WWF has been working on upgrading this forest area since 2016.
Our best thanks go to the Schmid Team for their great effort!