24.11.2016
OAK PLANTING IN HONOR OF JOSEPH BEUYS
TOWN HALL COURTYARD, TRAUNREUT

As part of the "Oak Planting in Honor of Joseph Beuys" in Traunreut, four new oaks were planted in November 2016. At a prominent location in the courtyard of the town hall, the first municipal oak tree with an accompanying basalt stele was planted on November 24 at 3 p.m. in the presence of employees of the town hall and the DASMAXIMUM Foundation, city council members, members of the Friends and Sponsors of DASMAXIMUM, local residents and other planting partners.

The day before, Johannes Stüttgen, master student, closest collaborator and artist colleague of Joseph Beuys, held a lecture-performance on the meaning and context of planting as a sign of a new idea of the future.

PARTICIPANTS

Tree sponsor: City of Traunreut
Initiator: First Mayor Klaus Ritter
Planting: Stadtgärtnerei Traunreut under the direction of Robert Kratzer
Earthworks: Construction Yard citiy of Traunreut
Tree: Scarlet oak
Basalt stele: Landsburg Quarry, donated by the Foundation DASMAXIMUM

A project of the DASMAXIMUM foundation together with the city of Traunreut

PHOTOS OF THE OAK PLANTING

1.R.1.f.l.: City gardener Robert Kratzer during the preparations for planting. 1.R.2.f.l.: First Mayor Klaus Ritter speaks introductory words, next to him (f.r.t.l.) Dr. Birgit Löffler, Director DASMAXIMUM, StD Matthis Reuter, Johannes-Heidenhain-Gymnasium, Henriette Matovina, Traunreuter Stadtblatt, Dr. Peter Lämmerhirdt, Board DASMAXIMUM Foundation, Dr. Robert Anzeneder, Board Friends DASMAXIMUM and Director of the JHG.
2.R.: Robert Kratzer explains the planting procedure to those present, among them Friends of the Bank José Hazanas and Michael Pfennigwerth from Hauck&Aufhäuser Munich, Franz Hofmann from VR Bank Traunreut and the town's master builder Thomas Gätzschmann.
3.R.1.f.l.: Robert Kratzer places the tree with employees of the municipal building yard. 3.R.2.f.l.: Klaus Ritter, Thomas Gätzschmann and Birgit Löffler fill the planting hole. 3.R.3.f.l.: Matthis Reuter, Klaus Ritter, Dr. Ulrike Trips-Rommel, Birgit Löffler and Robert Anzeneder water the freshly planted tree.
Photos: City of Traunreut, Photo Gastager / R. Winkler

STATUS PHOTOS

April 6, 2017

July 18, 2017
Photo: Franz Kimmel

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