Nature benefits from dragging gigantic amounts of soil from forests

And the country where the soil comes from is doing very well, according to forest ranger Thomas. “This is one of the sources of the Drentse Aa, we dug up the ground there”, he shows from the watchtower. “Nothing else ever happened to it. Nature was then able to organize it itself,” says the proud forester.

“The most beautiful things have arisen for nature lovers: special bird species, such as the bittern, the bluethroat, the skylark. All kinds of birds of prey fly around and the crane breeds there. It has also become a very interesting area for mushrooms and plants. Because if you If you excavate rich soil, you get a nutrient-poor soil. The poorer the nutrient, the richer nature.”