On 13 March 2018, the Belgian Public Space Information Point, the knowledge centre that advocates for higher quality public space, awarded the annual Public Space Prize to the city of Mechelen. A prize for good commissioning and pleasant, safe and sustainable public spaces, where the human dimension is central.
The dragon tree has traditionally been believed to have magical powers. Its appearance will undoubtedly have contributed to this: its thick trunk supports gnarled branches, which only bear prickly leaves at the ends. The crown forms a beautiful, characteristic symmetrical umbrella shape, a unique appearance among other trees.
On Saturday 18 and Saturday 25 March, 298 trees were planted at the Dutch MH17 National Monument for the victims of the aviation disaster over the Ukraine. The monument symbolises a green memorial ribbon rising out of the landscape. The memorial forest will open officially on 17 July 2017.
The sacred fig (Ficus religiosa), bodhi tree or banyan tree is one of the world's largest and most unusual trees. This fast-growing tree is characterised by its majestic crown and gigantic aerial roots, which give it its recognisable appearance.
During the presentation of the 1.2. Tree Award during the Green Expo in Ghent, the first, third and fourth prizes all went to projects with Ebben Nurseries. The 1.2. Tree Award is a distinction for successful and sustainably developed garden and park projects in which the trees set the tone. Ebben and Exterior managed to impress the jury with the use of interesting, monumental multi-stem trees in contrast with sleek, modern architecture.
Its strange appearance makes the Baobab seem to be growing upside-down, with its roots in the air. According to the tradition of the San people, the tree was punished by the gods and thrown to earth from heaven, landing upside down and continuing to grow.
Ebben has succeeded in achieving ISO 14001 with flying colours and is therefore the only grower of large-size trees in the Netherlands with this certification. In the audit report, Ebben scored particularly well in the following aspects, among others: operationally strong, hands-on mentality, creative and innovative, identification of opportunities, passion and expertise, open organisation with engaged employees.
With their organic forms, multi-stem trees offer a beautiful contrast in urban environments. In the unique reference work and inspiring memory game 'We are multi-stem' from Ebben Nurseries, green professionals are introduced to a wide range of multi-stem trees and their applications in practice.
From a 115.55-metre Sequoia sempervirens to a Mexican cypress with a circumference of 36.2 metres. And from the Sequoiadendron giganteum with the telling name General Sherman to a 9,550-year-old spruce. Trees all around the world continue to impress us.