Set aside a small corner in your garden for deadwood. Deadwood is the foundation for new life and one of the most valuable habitats of all. The biodiversity involved in the decomposition process of dead wood into mulm, which in turn creates fertile humus, is enormous.

Hedgehogs, wood lizards, toads, beetles, ants, dragonflies, fireflies, wild bees and many other inconspicuous species, as well as mosses, lichens and fungi will find a habitat and transform the wood into a living biotope. And here's another figure: around 1350 species of beetle in Germany live in and from deadwood. Bats and squirrels also find nesting and shelter here.