In the Altai Mountains planted nearly 150,000 seedlings of pine and larch

Foresters and ecologists landed Tuesday about 150,000 seedlings cedar and larch Seminsky Pass in the Altai Mountains, where previously raged wildland fire has 250,000 pine seedlings will be planted in different areas of the country in the coming weeks.

This year, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, together with the cosmetic company "Yves Rocher" gave the country one million pine trees. New Forest — young firs, larches and pines are planted in Forestry Altai, — appeared in early summer this year in six forest districts. Area landings exceeded 310 acres. And in the early autumn of the second stage of forest plantations, which are held on the site of the dead tree stands, and in clearings of different years.

"Today Seminsky Pass in the Altai Republic, which a few years ago, a severe burn, we Ongudaisky with foresters planted nearly 150,000 seedlings of pine and larch in an area of 45 hectares. Plant trees and helping children from the school forest. In the next week or two in different regions of the country will be planted 250,000 seedlings are pine trees, "- told RIA Novosti press-secretary of the Altai-Sayan branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia Ekaterina Lukonina.

Companion agency added that all this fall as part of the program will be planted over 248,000 seedlings of cedar — the main tree Altai taiga. Planting will take place in Choyskiy, Turochaksky Ongudaisky areas and local fire and logging. Boarding pass on Seminsky attended General Director of "Yves Rocher Vostok" Leprosy Bruno, who came to the republic of Altai an introductory visit.

"He really enjoyed it, it looked like accustomed previously planted seedlings, and said that for the next year, perhaps, the company will give the region one million trees," — said Lukonina.

For the WWF is not the first project to restore forests in the Altai. A few years ago with the help of supporters WWF helped to revive the unique belt forests of the Altai Territory, died in the fires of 1997-1999. During the ten years of the program "Plant a Forest!" by private individuals and companies WWF managed to recover more than a thousand hectares of forest.

Funds restore forests in other regions of Russia, except the Altai region we are talking about a project to restore the forests of the Arkhangelsk region affected by natural disasters (fire, wind). Fund "Yves Rocher" pledged to plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2013. They plant a forest in Africa, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and other countries around the world. Russia — the second country in terms of landings after India.

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