The Deputy Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rais Gumerov, met with a delegation from the Kurgan Region, led by the Head of the forestry department, Viktor Bannikov. The event was also attended by employees of the Kurgan region and employees of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan. During the meeting, Rais Gumerov spoke about the peculiarities of forest management in Tatarstan, the current state and prospects for development of the forestry industry in the republic. During the working visit, the delegation members discuss with representatives of Tatarstan cooperation in the field of forestry. Also, a delegation of foresters visited today the Forest Museum of the Ministry, where they were told about the history of forest industry formation.
This year mass planting of trees takes place under the auspices of the Year of Volunteer in Russia. Today, residents of the republic took part in landscaping the territory of Tatarstan - planted 1.3 million new trees. Planting material, equipment and clothing were allocated by the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan. 20 thousand people took part in the environmental campaign, including representatives of the Office of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, prosecutors of the Republic of Tatarstan, all ministries, departments, teachers, students of educational institutions, volunteers and school forest districts, residents.
Volunteers greened the territory on the area of more than 300 hectares. The central action took place at two sites of the Prigorodnyi forest district. 400 pieces of European spruce, small-leaved linden and mountain ash were planted in Kazan, in Vakhitovskiy Park, located between Lakes Nizhniy and Sredniy Kaban. Volunteers planted 40 thousand coniferous trees in Staroye Shigaleevo village of Pestrechinskiy district.
Also, a mass planting took place in all the forest areas of Tatarstan; the campaign in Naberezhnye Chelny, Elabuga, Bugulma, Buinsk, Bilyarsk, Mamadysh and Tetyushi attracted the greatest number of people.
It should be noted that in the framework of the spring campaign “Day of Forest Planting”, which was held with the participation of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan - Rustam Minnikhanov, more than 2.5 million new trees were planted in over 600 hectares, 30 thousand inhabitants took part. Following the two spring and autumn campaigns, 3.8 million new trees were planted in the republic on the area of 900 hectares. Foresters and residents of the republic made such a huge contribution to the increase of forests of Tatarstan. The purpose of the campaign is to foster careful attitude to the forest, drawing attention to the issues of conservation, reproduction and augmentation of forest resources.
Today European spruce, small-leaved linden and mountain ash were planted in the amount of 400 pieces in Kazan Park “Vakhitovsky”, located between Lakes Nizhniy Kaban and Sredniy Kaban as part of the environmental campaign "United Day of Forest Planting". The campaign was supported by civil servants and employees of the Office of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. The campaign is held within the framework of the Year of Volunteer in the Russian Federation, as well as in order to foster a careful attitude to the forest, to draw attention to the issues of conservation, reproduction and augmentation of forest resources.
Environmental campaign “United Day of Forest Planting” took place in the Elabuga kindergarten “Lastochka”. The foresters together with the children planted three blue spruce trees on the territory of kindergarten. According to teachers, such campaigns teach the younger generation respect for nature. A child participating in the campaign learns to appreciate, respect and love the forest. Also today, the staff of Elabuzhskiy forest district carried out tree planting with pupils of secondary schools No. 5 and No. 10 in Elabuga. During the campaign, 65 blue spruce trees, 50 mountain ash trees and 10 mountain pine trees were planted. Together with foresters, children not only improved and greened the school grounds, but also learned a lot of interesting information about the forest and nature.
A press conference on urgent issues of forestry was held today in Tatar-inform. Timur Galiev, the Head of Forest Reproduction and Forestation Department answered the journalists' questions.
Timur Galiyev noted that the “Day of Forest Planting” campaign in Tatarstan had started since 2011, since then more than 17.5 million new trees had been planted on over 4,474 ha. Over 327 thousand residents of the republic took part in the campaign. It is worth noting that these trees are planted mainly for the purpose of landscaping parks and squares in large cities, creating green shields in the suburbs and other settlements.
The autumn stage of the republican environmental campaign will take place on October 6, 2018. Mass planting of trees takes place within the framework of the Year of the Volunteer in the Russian Federation, as well as in order to foster careful attitude toward the forest, to draw public attention to the problems of conservation, reproduction and enhancement of forest resources. On this day, anyone can plant a tree. Gloves, shovels, seedlings are handed over at the site. Only desire and good mood is required. Plots with a total area of 300 hectares - this is the area allocated by the authorities of Tatarstan for reforestation in the framework of this campaign. It is planned to plant more than 1.3 million seedlings in Tatarstan. The central event will be held in Pestrechinskiy district, near Staroye Shigaleevo village at 10.00.
Also, as part of the press conference, the questions of suppression of illegal logging were raised; this issue is under special control in the Ministry. 6 criminal cases were initiated on illegal logging in 2018.
During the meeting, they also discussed a law allowing residents to collect deadwood in forests. The journalists were explained that dead tree trunks and their parts formed during the natural death of trees are considered deadwood. Deadwood lying in the forest impairs its sanitary condition, increases fire danger. However, the adoption of the law does not mean that residents can cut down trees, for such actions they will be fined.
The issue of ripe and overmature stands was also raised, for example, the volume of rotten aspen trees in Tatarstan is 60%. The priority for the forestry of the republic is the project implemented in the Special Economic Zone “Alabuga” by the Turkish company “Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry” for processing of low-quality wood. Forestry enterprises supply low-grade timber obtained from thinning to the plant in Elabuga.
Specialists from State Public Institution “Leninogorskiy Forest District” visited schoolchildren of the Staro-Kuvakskiy secondary school of Leninogorskiy municipal district. Head and Forester Aleksandr Stepanov spoke with children about the history of emergence of forestry in Tatarstan, about the work of forestry and forestry specialists, who each day carry out a mission to preserve and augment the forest. At the end there was a fascinating lesson in the open air, during which foresters conducted a forestry workshop for schoolchildren - taught to measure the height of a tree with a special forest measuring device called the “altimeter”. Such meetings with schoolchildren in Leninogorskiy forestry are planned to be conducted on a permanent basis. “We want the children to know more about the forestry profession, to bring in them an interest in the forestry sector”, the foresters said.
An unusual gift was presented by foresters to little nature lovers. Kindergarten pupils who went on an excursion to the office of Uryumskiy district forestry of the State Public Institution “Tetyushskiy Forest District” were presented with horse chestnut seedlings. The children themselves participated in the digging of seedlings and took them home to plant with their parents on their plots. Also, the children in the office were shown the items used in the daily work of foresters, such as measuring forks, ribbons, compass, forestry maps and quarterly pillars. Also, the kindergartners were given a forest lesson: the children were told about the value of the forest, the trees growing in the forest, animals living in our latitudes, planting forests and caring for them.
As part of the Year of Volunteer in the Russian Federation, as well as in order to foster careful attitude for the forest, attract public attention to the problems of conservation, reproduction and enhancement of forest resources, the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan conducts mass planting of trees on October 6, 2018. On this day, anyone can plant a tree. Gloves, shovels, seedlings are handed over on the site. Only desire and good mood is necessary. Plots with a total area of 300 hectares - this is the area allocated this year by the authorities of Tatarstan for reforestation in the framework of this campaign. It is planned to plant more than 1.3 million seedlings in Tatarstan.
The mass event will be held at the site in Pestrechinskiy municipal district - near the Staroye Shigaleevo village at 10.00.
The pine, European spruce, Siberian larch is planned to be planted in this area.
The campaign will take place in all cities and districts of the Republic of Tatarstan. Any resident or guest of the republic can take part in the event.
For all organizational issues, you can call 8 (843) 221-37-34 or send a request to e-mail address: A.Samigullina@tatar.ru and Andrey.Atamanov@tatar.ru by email.
Gifts, flowers, kind words ... Employees of Bugulminskiy forest district and forestry enterprise held a holiday dedicated to the International Day of Older Persons. Veterans of the forestry industry, who worked in forestry, gathered at the holiday table. Gulnara Mukhametkhanova, Head forester of the State Public Institution “Bugulminskiy Forest District” and Sagid Abdullin, Director of the State Budgetary Institution “Bugulminskiy Forestry Enterprise” made kind congratulations. They wished the audience good health, warmth, joy, home comfort and long life. Veterans received positive emotions, forgetting about the problems and having a rest with their soul. At the end they were presented with gifts. For all those who could not come to the forest area for health reasons, the gifts were brought home and handed over to everyone personally. “The International Day of Older Persons is not just an official holiday, but a special moment of life, when all good words and thoughts are addressed to people who have passed a long way of life”, the forestry staff noted.
The students of the Lubyanskiy Forestry Engineering College congratulated the veteran teachers of the college on the International Day of Older Persons. They invited them to a meeting in an informal setting. The initiative belongs to the students themselves, who decided to please the veterans, thereby showing their participation, warmth and care. During a cup of tea, at a table, in a cozy atmosphere, students were interested in the life of veterans, asked a variety of questions: from employment and shortage of goods during the Soviet Union to the educational process, because graduates of the technical school were also among the veterans. In conclusion, the volunteers wished dear teachers good health and long life.