Planting Forests between Springs
The best thing to do these spring days is to plant a forest! Better planting of the forest, there can only be a planting of High Added Value Forests - in the water protection zone!
Despite the fact that the circumstances were not the most favorable (the last days before the general quarantine), we, as the organizers, having canceled the mass gathering of volunteers, but did not abandon our original plan and, together with a group of local residents, laid the first mixed forest planting in the village Verzaresti, Nisporeni district.
In full accordance with the calls of the authorities, we have taken all necessary precautions. The participants were completely healthy and had no previous contact with patients.
March 14, we were up to 20 people during the day, and we were able to plant a significant number of seedlings. About 1000 seedlings and about 1000 oak acorns on an area of about 5 hectares. Sufficient moisture in the ground and subsequent rains give us hope that in autumn we will see at least 1,500 new trees here.
In the initial phase of the development of the site, we chose pioneer trees and nitrogen fixers White and Pink Acacia, Hippophae, Dogwood (European Cornel), Sumac tree (Rhus), Bird cherry (Prunus Padus), as well as Common Oak. In the future, these sites will be complemented by other - more valuable species.
We chose the landing site strategically. Around the sources of the Lepusnitsa river erosion processes and even landslides have long been taking place. This is clearly seen in the illustrations. As part of this landing, we managed to plant only a small part of the array. There is still a lot of work to do. Color-denominated designated zones. Gray - upcoming landings
We hope that the entered red danger code will be removed soon and we will be able to return here again with a large number of volunteers in order to continue work to save the Lapusnitsa River.
We highly appreciate the organizational effort of the administrations of the villages of Vărzărești and Iurceni, and their keen involvement in this reforestation project. Most importantly, in addition to direct participation in the planting, on the part of the City Hall, seedlings will be provided with care and protection over the next 5 years.
Indeed, in order for a forest planting to become a forest, it is not enough just to plant seedlings. Plantations needs regular monitoring and prompt response in case of risks: limiting and controlling the grazing of domestic animals, care and watering in case of drought, etc.
We hope that it will rain and everything planted will be successfully accepted! Update: 3 days after landing, good rains fell!
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We thank everyone who put his shoulder both directly in the field and remotely! We list their names here:
City Hall of Vărzărești, and personally to mayor Constatin Ungureanu and to all the locals participating; ARBORETUM.LIVE team Аlexandru V. Sainsus, Аndrei Bîtca, Мirela Panfilov-Javgurean, National Institute of Soil Science Nicolae Dimo in person of director, Mr. Leonid Popov and Еkaterina Kuharuk,who have done soil and water analyzes, as well as developed recommendations on species diversity, Claudia and Vasile Sainsus lined seedlings we planted, our colleagues from Crawless, Аndrei Stalbe and Vadim Axentii, Nicolae Pojoga and Dulcinella for the sweets, Million Trees Moldova in person of Ruslan Cojocaru and Petru Vinari, photographer Victor Garshtea for drones film, Adrian Iepure (Cart Engeneering)for the development of a 3D site plan, volunteers from Chisinau Victor Burunsus and Anatolie Golovco and others all...
The project is being implemented in partnership with OO "EcoStrategii" and city halls of Verzaresti and Yurchen, within the framework of the small grants program “Active Citizens in the Protection of the Environment”. The program is managed by NGO ”EcoContact” with financial support of Government of Sweden trough Swedish International Agency for Development - Embassy of Sweeden in Chisinau.