On October 19, 2021, 8,000 ash seedlings were planted in the Orenburg Region with the support of the Audemars Piguet Foundation

An elm forest has been planted in the Orenburg region!

On October 19, in the Orenburg region in the Sol-Iletsk district near the village of Mayakskoye, the participants of the Plant a Forest project planted 8,000 elms. This time, college students at the Moscow State Law University named after O.E. Kutafina in the amount of 50 people. And after 4 hours of work, thanks to the efforts of volunteers, one forest in our country has increased.

Why Elms? It turned out that in the Orenburg steppes, stones lie under a layer of fiery earth. The roots of any other trees will reach the stones and die. We are grateful to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Property Relations of the Orenburg Region and personally to Minister A. Samburskiy for prompt coordination of all issues related to forest planting by volunteers. Special thanks go to the GKU Sol-Iletsky forestry and the State Budgetary Institution "Center for Fire Fighting and Forest Protection of the Orenburg Region" for their cordiality and hospitality. All complex issues on the landing quickly found the necessary solution for the case.

“Our volunteers were not far from Mayaksky to the landing site, but they walked on foot: the bus could not overcome the ravine. The steppe greeted us with the sun. Snakes - the owners of the local spaces have already hid for the winter. At the landing site, the foresters gave the participants a briefing. Small seedlings, future trees, today are a thin twig with roots. Such trees are planted quickly, the volunteers work in pairs: in the track prepared by the foresters, a puncture is made with a special shovel - Kolesov's sword, into which the partner inserts and fixes the seedling twig. And so every 70 cm. For planting, each pair of volunteers plants hundreds of trees in the future forest. Monotonous hard work. To help our volunteers, foresters drove a wonderful machine that plants the forest mechanically. And so, step by step, seedling after seedling, the plowed field became the future elm forest "

Marina Chupeykaina

Coordinator of the "Plant a forest" project in the Orenburg region

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