Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia, Germany

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Planted by:

Bishop Dr. Dr. hc. Markus Dröge

Biblical Votum :

Micah 6,8: "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Tree species:

Catalpa bignonioides - Indian Bean Tree

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On October 14th, 2016, Bishop Markus Dröge (right, next to the tree) and the members of the Church Council planted a catalpa tree on behalf of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia (EKBO) in Germany.

Planting the partner tree :

On May 10th, 2017, Bishop Dr. Markus Dröge (left, with spade, shoveling the soil), together with the county commissioner, the mayor, and members of the congregation, planted the partner tree for the regional church EKBO. The red maple tree stands directly adjacent to an unhewn cornerstone of the former church in Horno, which once had to be demolished due to surface mining for coal. While obtaining the tree, the villages of Kerkwitz, Atterwasch, and Grabko were also threatened by coal mining. Thankfully the news came that these places were spared after all. In the prayer service, Bishop Dr. Dröge made reference to the hope which every tree planting bears, remembering the saying attributed to Martin Luther: “And even if I knew that tomorrow the world would end, I would still plant a little apple tree today.”

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
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