Three Trees for German Unity

To celebrate 25 years of German Re-unification in 1990 a project has started to plant three trees in as many town as possible.

In Oberursel the trees were planted at the end of October 2014 in the Rushmoor Park.  Placed in an equilateral triangle 10 metres apart from each other, there is a beech tree at the western point of the triangle to symbolise the “old” Federal Republic, a pine tree at the eastern point symbolising the GDR, and an oak tree at the northern tip to symbolise the unified country.

If viewed from the air, the tops of the trees form a roof that is a symbol of protection for the country’s citizens.

Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Christof Fink planting the trees in the Rushmoor Park.

The trees were planted by council chairman Dr. Christoph Müllerleile and Alderman Christof Fink, with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel being the patron of the project.


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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