An ‘AIO avenue’ is planned between the new buildings of De Born complex. Wageningen PhD graduates will be able to plant an oak.
The idea for the avenue comes from AIO and GroenLinks town councillor Marian Stuiver. The executive board likes the idea and is now working out how to implement it. Between the new Forum building and the Atlas building there will be room for 300 oak trees. Everyone who has a PhD from Wageningen will be able to buy a young tree. ‘I came up with the idea while talking to a friend about how much paper one uses while doing a PhD. It would be nice to do something to compensate that, and planting a tree is a gesture,’ explains Stuiver. / KV