Organic trees (Skal)

Organic trees (Skal)

Organic tree cultivation is the future as far as we are concerned. The organic growing process is a sustainable approach to growing trees that emphasizes preserving natural ecosystems and minimizing harmful effects on the environment. Unlike conventional methods, organic tree cultivation avoids the use of synthetic pesticides and artificial fertilizers. In doing so, this method of cultivation encourages biodiversity and the natural growth form of trees. 

Skal certification tree nursery

Skal certification tree nursery

For several years we have been preparing a number of plots at our nursery for organic cultivation in line with Skal. This process begins with a transition phase, preparing the soil for organic cultivation. During this period we particularly stimulate soil life. From then on, no plant protection products are used on the plots in question. Even after the certificate is granted, both announced and unannounced inspections take place annually to guarantee organic cultivation.

Organic cultivation in the Netherlands is regulated by the Skal Biocontrole Foundation, commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. This foundation performs inspections and issues certificates to eligible organizations. Since this year, some of our plots have been officially Skal-certified. Our certificate can be found on the EU's TRACES website (Trade Control and Expert System).


Organic crop protection

Nursery Ebben uses biological agents - such as leaf compost - for fertilization and disease control and has significantly reduced the use of crop protection. We also lay grass strips with flower mixtures between the trees. By creating an ecological balance in our plots, we contribute to the basic health and resilience of our trees. This creates a biodiverse ecosystem in which natural enemies of pests thrive and soil quality improves. This results not only in stronger and healthier trees, but also in a more sustainable production process that benefits the environment.

On the plots, between the trees and along the field edges, wild green and flowery vegetation is provided partly through the use of flower mixtures. These mixtures consist of a variety of flower forms, including umbellifers, that attract a variety of insects such as hoverflies and bees. These insects are natural enemies of aphids, which attack tree leaves. In addition, the seeds of umbellifers attract birds, which in turn control caterpillars. Thus, flower mixtures act as a form of natural crop and pest protection.

From growing...

Our organic trees are grown in specially designated plots. No chemical pesticides are used on these plots. Additional flower paths have been created to promote biodiversity, and the trees are fertilized with organic manure. This ensures a healthy ecosystem and resilient trees. Moreover, this method contributes to sustainable and environmentally friendly production.


until delivery

The trees uprooted from these plots have their own storage compartments at their temporary storage place at our nursery so that they are kept separate from non-organic trees. The labels and invoice of these trees bear the Skal logo to indicate that they are organic products. 

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