Comprehensive forests alternating with pastures, water (the Niers) and fields form the typical Lower Rhine landscape scenery around Schloss Wissen. It offers multiple possibilities for recreational activities and excursions to, for example, the Laarbruch district where walkers can have a quick glance at the wild boar nurseries.
The forestry enterprise of Schloss Wissen has dedicated itself to natural forest management. In essence, this means particularly the development and maintenance of natural, bio diverse mixed forests in varying age categories.
For this purpose, the forestry operation submits itself to the standards as per the German PEFC-system. These are inspected and documented by independent auditors.
The forest deserves to be protected and maintained by us: annually 8 tons of oxygen are produced per hectare (!) of forest area and 2,9 tons of carbon dioxide bound. As a unique ecosystem, the forest not only cleanses the air, it also serves the production of drinking water.
Through sustainable and natural forest management, our forestry operation ensures the preservation of mixed forests. In order to protect the forest floor, the inner forest can only be reached via permanent forest aisles. In this way, the natural rejuvenation of the forest, with as many tree species as possible, can take place.
Contact forestry company
Schloss Wissen Nr. Frank Koch
Within the framework of sustainable forestry management, (only as much wood is cut down as grows again) the logging yields are deployed in the building- and furniture industry. On the other hand, we also produce the much asked for in our region, firewood.
The utilisation of wood as a regenerative energy source, contributes substantially to our environment. Firewood can be obtained directly from our forest management.
Schloss Wissen Mr. Josef Böhling
Our forest management includes the optimisation of various biotopes. This ecological improvement is evaluated via a biotope method applied by the authorities and the ecopoints determined accordingly. These ecopoints are then added to our ecopoints pool.
Out of this pool, we are then able to provide ecopoints as compensation to intrusions made into the environment.
Schloss Wissen Mr. Frank Koch
For over thirty years, the annual felling of Christmas trees in the Schloss Wissen forest takes place in Advent – since 2019, on the three consecutive weekends before Christmas Eve.
PEFC stands for sustainable and ecological forest management. How does this impact on your Christmas tree? Trees are chemically treated in a few exceptional cases only, the accompanying combatting of weeds is executed mechanically and fertilisation takes place according to soil samples and according to the needs of the tree. Thus, you can be sure to receive a natural, fresh tree from the region. All labour in the plantation is documented and is verified on an annual basis by independent auditors.
Enjoy a beautiful day in Advent with your family and set out to find your perfect Christmas tree for your Christmas celebration. A pre-Christmas atmosphere with huts, in which warm beverages and various foods are served, awaits you in the forest. Furthermore, you can prepare bread on a stick over a campfire, before departing for home with your freshly felled Christmas tree.
Contact Christmas trees
Schloss Wissen Ms. Stefanie Bause
Kevelaer Str. 140