Producing clean energy with environmentally friendly production, Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. preserved the 500-year-old olive tree in its plants.
The olive tree, which is estimated to be about 500 years old, located in the AS 17 well area near the DORA 3 Unit-1 Power Plant affiliated to Menderes Geothermal Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. (Mege) in Aydın was taken under protection by Mege Personnel.
Emphasizing the importance of protecting the tree, whose surroundings are woven with wires in order to prevent damage, MB Holding Chairman Muharrem Balat; “Our company, which produces environmentally friendly, clean energy, makes a production that respects the environment. With the geothermal energy we produce, we prevent 200,000 trees from being cut down annually.
In addition, we take great care to keep the areas where our power plants are located green. Birds come to our clean plants and make nests. Trees produce crops, and geothermal energy makes this already fertile region even more fertile. “We protect our sensitivity to the environment not only in energy production but in every sector we are in.”
Pointing out that the trees should be protected, Balat stated that this country needs a clean environment and that they do not think that anyone will harm the tree they have taken under protection. “We physically put our tree under protection because it is very old. This is because both to protect the tree and to take precautions during possible overturning.
I believe that no one in our Aydın region deliberately harms anyone’s property or life. “It is important for us that such an old tree lives so long.”