The portfolio also includes the cutting edge “rootball lifter” which, together with various carrier vehicles, is capable of mechanically lifting rootballs measuring between 40 and 250 cm. This takes place up to eight times per tree. It allows the plants to be transplanted to a different location where they can develop new fibre roots. The rootball cloths used by The Lappen tree nursery, which are made of hessian and wire baskets of fast-biodegradable material to assist in this growth.
Many factors come into play as soon as trees are replanted on the fields: firstly, good preparation of the site is important to allow the plants to thrive optimally and ensure that they can continue to be cultivated to an advanced age. Good soil and subsoil conditions down to a significant depth are essential to guarantee the plants’ growth. The Lappen tree nursery implements an effective crop rotation policy in order to ensure that good soil conditions are maintained. Areas of fallow land and flower strips are increasingly having a positive effect on the plants and animals. Flowered areas currently extend to over 10 hectares. Furthermore, sowing grass between the rows makes a significant contribution to a good soil structure and offers protection against soil fatigue, as does the type of green manure used.
The desire for sustainability is also reflected in the selective irrigation system using tanker trailers, which leads to a reduction in water consumption. The modern system of drip irrigation is used on areas of up to 40 hectares.
The MPS certificate awarded to Lappen also shows that the company places particular attention on environment-friendly production processes, low consumption of resources and sustainability.
Location: in the heart of Europe
The Lappen tree nursery is located in the heart of Europe.
The basic facilities of the Lappen tree nursery include innovative machines and a large machine fleet.
Lappen is capable of delivering orders to customers on a “just-in-time” basis.
On 20 October, at the age of 24, Adolph Friedrich Lappen submitted a building application for a dispatch building to the Kaldenkirchen Municipality.