- The second planting session this year, part of the Tomorrow’s Forest project, took place on 13 April, 2019, in Dumbravita, Brasov county
- 50,000 seedlings of de sessile oak, ash and maple have been planted
- Over 100 volunteers offered their help
The Tomorrow’s Forest project rallied over 100 volunteers on 13 April, in a planting session which helped the reforestation of ten more hectares in Dumbravita, Brasov. Students at the Forestry Faculty in Brasov, members of the local community and authorities, volunteers from the Brasov area, forestry personnel, gendarmes and Holzindustrie Schweighofer employees at the Reci sawmill, helped plant 50,000 seedlings of sessile oak, ash and maple. The project was launched in September 2017 as a partnership between the Association of Forests Administrators, the Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava and Holzindustrie Schweighofer, in a move to help private owners and local administrations with the reforestation of degraded forest areas.
The planting area in Dumbravita was deforested in 1950-1960 in a move to expand pastures and was reintroduced in the forestry fund at the beginning of the 2000 decade. Between 2016 and 2017, the local administration has planted 16 hectares with sessile oak and ash. As part of the Tomorrow’s Forest project, we have planted ten hectares with sessile oak, ask and maple in 2018, and we continue with ten more hectares this year.
The Local Public Forest Administration Maierus RA manages this forest fund area and will oversee the planting activities, as well as the completion and maintenance works of the plantation, which are done by a specialised reforestation company, during the 2019-2024 timeframe.
“I am glad to be back with the Tomorrow’s Forest project for the second time in the county of Brasov,” said Tomorrow’s Forest project manager Ionut Apostol. “The first planting session took place in the spring of 2018, also in Dumbravita, when we planted 50,000 seedlings. I hope that in a few years we succeed in renewing a forest over 100 hectares. The area in Dumbravita on which we planted today is one of the 13 areas selected for this year as part of the Tomorrow’s Forest project. This year we are reforesting 50 hectares of degraded forest areas, with a total of 204,000 seedlings of spruce, beech, maple, ash, fir and oak.”
Since the project was launched in the autumn of 2017, over 160,000 seedlings have been planted on a total area of 40 hectares. Until now, Tomorrow’s Forest has rallied over 1,000 volunteers in its actions carried out in eight counties nationwide. The project addresses private forest areas owners in Romania, who can register their property on www.padureademaine.ro