(Düsseldorf dialect for The Tree)
On June 9th, 2014 a storm named "Ela" swept through Düsseldorf and flattened
around 300,000 trees in the municipal area along its path.
The trees within the Hofgarten were hit most severely: defining elements such
as the Horse Riding Avenue, the Tilia Rondell and the Maximilian-Weyhe-Allee
were destroyed. In total, a loss of 370 old trees was mourned.
In order to facilitate a fast reforestation, the City of Düsseldorf announced
the project "A Tree for Düsseldorf". And since geocachers have a traditional
affinity to trees what would be more obvious than supporting this actively?
Upon the occasion of the 5th Düsseldorf Flashmobs
we have collected donations for a tree. In the end, we achieved the incredible
amount of 2,000 € that we could hand over to Mayor Geisel at the occasion of
yet another event "Ein Baum für :D".
In spring 2016 "our" tree was planted. Unfortunately, we could not be present
since the company performing the plantings did not allow this for insurance
reasons. It is a Catalpa (trumpet tree in German) that grows as a beautiful
solitary tree on a meadow behind the Tilia Rondell. The header coordinates
lead you to this exact spot.
The Düsseldorf geocachers were commemorated for their commitment to replanting
the Hofgarten with their own plaque in the Donation Roundabout. This
Roundabout is within a radius of 200 m starting from the tree.
In order to log this virtual,
please fulfill the following two
I. Please, take a picture of "our" tree at the header coordinates
and post this in your log.
This way, we will have a picture gallery showing the development of our tree
in the course of the seasons and in years to come.
II. Find the Donation Roundabout and take a picture of the Geocachers
showing a part of your body.
Please post this picture in your log as well.
Please do not take pictures of your GPS
nor disclose the coordinates of the Roundabout / Plaque in any other way!
This is a Virtual Cache, i.e. there is no container and no logbook. In order
to qualify for a Virtual, you have to fulfill assignments as described in the
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between
August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the
opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the