Did you know that we are regularly picking up hitchhikers? They travel invisibly from one place to another, sticking on our shoes and tyres, on our machines and working gear. They’re tiny animals or seeds and roots of plants, and they can end up in the forest. No big deal, you might think. But some of them are invasive alien species: they overgrow or disturb the existing wildlife. The healthy ecosystem disappears, and so do the benefits for all of us. Buildings and roads are damaged & trees get sick. This comes at a huge cost to nature and society.
You can help protect our precious forests by cleaning your shoes, your tyres & your gear before entering the forest. The forest thanks you!