Posted on January 26 2021
NIKIN has already planted a whole million trees. To celebrate this milestone, NIKIN adopted an approximately 100-year-old beech tree. It symbolises one million trees planted around the world.
One million trees: an incredible number. To celebrate this milestone, NIKIN adopted an impressive, mighty beech tree at Fünfweiher in Lenzburg. It symbolises one million trees around the world.
Inauguration with a few people
Interesting talk show guests
- Nicholas Hänny and Robin Gnehm: They cannot be missing when it comes to the inauguration of the millionth NIKIN tree, the two NIKIN founders. On the sofa, they talk about how it all began, how they felt about this special moment of the millionth tree and they let themselves be tested. Since the idea for NIKIN was born in a pub, they fought a duel in a pub quiz that revolved around tree-related questions.
- Matthias Ott: The head forester of the Lenzia forestry services chose the millionth tree with us. In the TreeTalk he answered questions about forests, their function and also explained why it is not the best idea to fly to Mallorca for a weekend.
- Florian Landolt: The Head of Communication and Policy of WaldSchweiz gave us an exciting insight into the activities of forest owners, the forest etiquette that must be observed in Switzerland and told us how to buy a section of forest.
Biggest milestone in NIKIN history
Since its foundation in 2016 has planted one tree for every product sold. Around four and a half years after the first, the millionth tree was planted – or in this case adopted. One million trees – a number so large that it is hardly tangible. For comparison: one million trees cover an area of approximately 81 km2. The city of Zurich has an area of 88km2. So NIKIN has covered almost the entire city of Zurich with trees – figuratively speaking, of course. Or to put it another way: one million trees cover an area of 11,345 football pitches.
Millions more trees to follow
«This is just the beginning of a wonderful story» is written on the sign in front of the NIKIN tree in Lenzburg. NIKIN continues to plant tree by tree. «Of course we hope that we can plant two, three, four or more million more trees», says Nicholas Hänny at the inauguration. When asked about the next big NIKIN projects, the two founders are beaming from ear to ear – this is clearly visible even when wearing masks. NIKIN shoes are being planned, they reveal, so that in future they can be dressed from head to toe in NIKIN products. And the shop-café, a mixture between a NIKIN shop and a café, is also one of the NIKIN projects in 2021. So NIKIN will certainly not be bored.