Artificial reafforestation on former agricultural lands and uncultivated grounds, 2006 - 2009

Events, facts, documents and evidence: In 2004 the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha" has greatly extended its territory thanks to incorporation of new and big in size areas of adjoining agriculture collective farms and timber enterprises. After that works on reafforestation have started on abandoned agricultural and uncultivated grounds. This is of a great nature protection importance as a forest which will grow there in the future bears in itself a great number of positive ecological and environmental characteristics well known almost for everyone. Let's recollect some of them like the role of the forest in air and water purification, absorption of carbonic gas and production of oxygen, an environment for many animals and plants, a source of berries, mushrooms, timber etc.

These photos below show the area of the former uncultivated ground nearby the village of Selishche which was used by the population as a place of disposal tip. In spring of 2008 pine trees have been planted there.

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(Tree plantations on the uncultivated ground; the village of Selishche, March 21, 2008)