Sus Willems

Ecological advisor


Sus Willems Duizendknopen Ontwaard -

"Every landscape, no matter how big or how small, is a music score that I want to read in order to hear the music. As a green manager, you can select very specific musical notes on a stave, but in the end it is Mother Nature who makes music out of it. Many green creations are just musical notes on a stave, but there’s no music in it.”

Sus has worked for more than 40 years for the environmental department of the Flemish government, and after his retirement he founded a consultancy company Duizend Knopen Ontward. He has specialized in invasive plants in urban environment.

As Eric Clapton sings;
Let it grow, let it grow,
let it blossom, let it flow,
In the sun, the rain, the snow,
Love is lovely, let it grow,

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