A charitable campaign "Help to get ready for school" is held in Tatarstan not for the first time. Employees of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan this year also supported a good tradition. In particular, the employees of the State Public Institution “Menzelinskiy Forest District” took part in the event, making their contribution to this charity event.
Financial means were used to purchase school uniform and modern backpacks, with all the necessary supplies for learning. These sets of first-graders were sent for children from large and low-income families. A theatrical performance and a concert were organized for toddlers as well. Young schoolchildren were satisfied. The children were wished successful study, and parents - patience, understanding and more reason for pride for their children.
Carrying out timely care of forest cultures is a guarantee of obtaining qualitative and sustainable plantations. For successful work in this direction, the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan purchased 125 pieces of hand-held power tools manufactured by Husqvarna. The application of modern technology facilitates the work of forestry specialists, increases labor productivity and the quality of the work performed.
Currently young growth tending is carried out on the area of 4,542 hectares. To date, Kamskiy, Menzelinskiy, Cheremshanskiy and Bilyarskiy Forstry Enterprises show good rates for this work. Young growth tending should be completed before October 1 of this year.
This year, the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan purchased autohydraulic lifters, which will be used to harvest cones from seed plantations and plus trees in the season of seeds harvesting. If earlier tree seeds were harvested by standing on the car body or on the platform of the tractor's body, now this work will be done using a hydraulic lift on the basis of the GAZ vehicle. The maximum height of the platform is 20 meters. This allows you to collect more seeds with improved hereditary properties, and also allows you to make appropriate care on the forest seed plantations and permanent forest seed plots. Currently, the objects of forest seed production that produce seeds of the main forest-forming species in the Republic of Tatarstan are on the area of 1,336 hectares - in Arskiy, Zelenodolskiy, Isleitarskiy, Kaibitskiy, Kamskiy, Kzyl-Yulduzskiy, Laishevskiy, Prigorodnyi and Sabinskiy forest districts. At the moment, specialists of forestry have collected coniferous seeds - 760 kg, hardwood - 213 kg.
Within the framework of the meeting the work of the young Tyumen scientist Andrei Nikolaev was presented, which suggests combating illegal logging by the method of biometric registration of wood. At present, black loggers most often escape punishment because of a lack of evidence. Biometric accounting of wood practically does not leave poachers with chances to cover up tracks and escape punishment.
The scientific method can be compared with fingerprinting - identification of a person following fingerprints, annual tree rings are also unique as fingerprints. The ring pattern can be scanned from any part of the tree, including from the branch and even from the lumber. The stumps left by poachers are photographed, after which they are identified with spills of suspicious wood using a computer program.
"We can determine in which forestry the forest was felled - in Nizhnekamskiy, Sabinskiy, Mamadyshskiy, Aznakaevskiy or any other. Everyone knows that there are magnetic fields of the Earth, which greatly affect the annual rings of trees, on the basis of which the examination is done. It is not a problem to identify the involvement of this stump to this tree. For us, even a twig is evidence", said Islyam Zaynullov, Director of the FBU VNIILM branch of “Sibirskaya LOC”.