Afforestation actions

The afforestation actions carried out by the project “Adoptă un copac!” aim to create additional forests and protective forest belts meant to solve several environmental and social problems affecting the communities in the south of the country, in the counties with the largest forest deficit.

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Breasta

Objective: the creation of a forested perimeter for the rehabilitation of degraded land

Planted area: 2.4 ha

First planting: 2020

Current status: under care and completion

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Bistreț

Objective: the creation of protective forest belts

Planted area: 2.5 ha

First planting: 2019

Volunteers involved: 200 people

Current status: under care and completion

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Dragalina

Objective: the creation of protective forest belts

Planted area: 2.7 ha

First planting: 2019

Volunteers involved: 300 people

Current status: ongoing

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Chirnogi

Objective: the creation of protective forest belts

Area planted: 8 ha

First planting: 2017

Volunteers involved: 1,880 people

Current status: ongoing

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Roseți

Objective: rehabilitation of protective forest belts

Planted area: 3 ha

First planting: 2016

Volunteers involved: 900 people

Current status: under care

Afforestation actions carried out with funds attracted under the umbrella of ViitorPlus – the association for sustainable development, currently cared for and monitored by the Pădurea Copiilor Association, detached from ViitorPlus in July of 2016.

Valcelele

Vâlcelele (Călărași)

Planted area: 13 hectares

First planting: 2008

Current status: maturity state reached in 2013-2018 (3ha – last plot planted)

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Dragoș Vodă (Călărași)

Planted area: 8 hectares

First planting: 2010

Current status: maturity state reached in 2014

Draganesti Vlasca

Drăgănești-Vlașca (Teleorman)

Planted area: 9 hectares

First planting: 2011

Current status: completion, care and monitoring works

Poroschia

Poroschia (Teleorman)

Planted area: 6 hectares

First planting: 2012

Current status: maturity state reached in 2019

Dragos Voda II

Dragoș Vodă II (Călărași)

Planted area: 8 hectares (3 new plots)

First planting: 2017

Current status: completion, care and monitoring works

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Ariceștii Rahtivani (Prahova)

Planted area: 6 hectares

First planting: 2017

Current status: completion, care and monitoring works

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Bărbulești (Prahova)

Planted area: 7 hectares

First planting: 2017

Current status: completion, care and monitoring works

Educational sessions

Why?

 

The “Adoptă un copac!” project offers educational sessions on environmental issues and sustainable development, for the communities where afforestation actions are carried out, with the aim of increasing the level of information and awareness. The people from these localities are the direct beneficiaries of the forest curtains. They are the ones who grow together with the trees and who need to understand their role and ensure their integrity, so they need as much information as possible in order to do so knowingly.

How?

 

The educational sessions take place in the form of:

  • presentations on how to reduce, reuse and recycle in a proper way, as well as on the importance of forests for a healthy life;
  • competitions and games on environmental themes;
  • clean-up volunteering actions.

These are directed mostly towards the pupils from the schools in the localities benefiting from the afforestation actions.

Where?

 

This approach started at the beginning of the project, in 2008, and was continued in several of the locations where afforestation actions took place.

  • On May the 31st of 2018, in Chirnogi, the commune where we are working on creating a forest belt since the fall of 2017, the project team held 4 educational sessions, which were attended by about 200 students and 10 teachers from the two schools.
  • Between March and June of 2014, 115 students from the schools in Poroschia and Dragoș Vodă took part in workshops organized within the educational sessions held by the ViitorPlus team.
  • In 2010, the contest “Friends of the forest” took place, organized on the International Day for the Environment – June 5, which was attended by students from the schools in Dragoș Vodă and Vâlcelele.
  • On March the 26 of 2010, an educational event took place (presentations on environmental issues and cleen-up actions) involving students from Dragoș Vodă school.