A young forest needs care like a newborn child. Scientifically, this is called "care of forest crops", or agricultural care. We will tell you about agricultural care, which is necessary in the first two years of the forest's life. It depends on its quality whether the seedlings will survive or not. Will the oak grove or pine forest rustle at the planting site or not.
Those who have grown something in a country house or a personal plot know well that weeding is a must to get a crop or a brightly blooming flower bed. For small trees, the battle against weeds is no exception.
So that the seedlings can grow calmly and receive enough light and nutrients, they first mow the grass. This must be done very carefully so as not to damage the small trees.
Then it is necessary to weed out the young forest - the growth of such fast-growing species as birch, aspen, alder and mountain ash. Otherwise, they will drown out coniferous seedlings. The soil needs to be loosened to provide oxygen and water to the roots. Some areas require this treatment twice a year.
“Without agricultural care, all work, starting with sowing seeds in the nursery, will be in vain, and high-quality reforestation is impossible,” says Vladimir Zakharov, senior district forester of the Orekhovo-Zuevsky branch of Mosoblles.
That is why the Plant a Forest project not only carries out planting, but also makes sure that the seedlings turn into large beautiful trees. Our volunteers participate in agricultural care. Where we cannot, we pay the forestry workers for the labor, and the planted trees receive the support and protection they need.
You can pay for agricultural care along with the purchase of seedlings - just add it to your purchase. We are sure that you value every tree planted and, like us, are interested in seeing it grow healthy, strong and beautiful.