10.400 trees planted
Thanks to the generous sponsors of A Tree For You, "Shen" NGO plants a 5 ha mixed forest in the lands of Dzoraglukh village of Aragatsotn Province, Armenia.
The first phase of the project was completed in 2021 and 10.400 trees are already planted on the 2 ha of the above-mentioned 5 ha. On the previously prepared soil, we planted saplings of such species as oak, pine, high mountain maple, birch, oriental apple, and Caucasian pear. Taking into consideration that shrubs are very important for the biodiversity of the forest, we have also planted yellow acacia and cranberry bushes.
A newly planted forest has two enemies: dry weather and grazing animals. That is why from the very beginning we started eliminating these obstacles together with the community.
To fight the dry weather, we chose the groove planting method that allows us to keep the water from the precipitation as close as possible to the tree roots. At the same time,
To protect the young forest from grazing animals we erected a fence together with the villagers. It was very important, as in the neighboring lands of the forest, there are pastures, and without the fence, it would be impossible to protect the saplings from animals.
The community is actively engaged
Implementing a project Shen NGO emphasizes the willingness of the community to be engaged. Different groups of 277 villagers of Dzoraglukh actively participate in the activities of reforestation. For 11 of them, we have even created short-term jobs.
People are excited about the creation of the forest. They are sure that this newly planted forest will
There are still two phases ahead, at the end of which Dzoraglukh will have a 5 ha forest with 26.000 trees planted. Thank you to all those who donate to A Tree for You and make afforestation possible.