A biodiverse forest for everyone
We will support the ecological management and expansion of an existing public forest called “Het Zavelbos” in Zaventem, in the eastern outskirts of Brussels. The forest is situated between the E40 Brussels-Leuven motorway and the residential area of Sterrebeek, just 1km from our research and development site. This biodiverse forest will be accessible to the public as from May 2023.
The forest is a so-called ‘young pioneer’, home to at least 6 types of indigenous trees, a significant number of insects, mushrooms, birds and mammals such as squirrels. It will be expanded from 6 hectares to 8.5 hectars, a comparable size to 8 and a half football pitches. Everyone will be able to enjoy strolling the unpaved walking paths through the forest and grassland. There will also be mountain bike tracks and the Zaventem community’s first enclosed dog meadow. It will be one of the largest publicly accessible natural forests in the Brussels area.
TME will support the forest’s management for at least five years, ensuring that local biodiversity is protected and this piece of biodiverse nature is accessible for the local community.
This autumn, TME will invite its employees to plant trees in what will be an extended part of the forest.