Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spring plantings begin at Yekaterinburg forest nursery

Spring planting preparations have begun in the forest nursery in Yekaterinburg.

The forest nursery is a plantation-like place called Kennel, where trees are grown that will later be placed along the streets of Yekaterinburg, Euro-Asian News reports.

Founded in 2011 and located near the village of Sovkhoz in the Chkalovsky district, Kennel is a secure area of 30 hectares with three greenhouses and a drilled well for water where 20,000 saplings have already been planted.

The reason for planting the trees in Kennel is because they'd fall five years after being planted in the streets. Each year in the nursery, next generation of plants will be planted, and as soon as a next batch is ready and sent out, the freed space will immediately be prepared for new saplings, according to Euro-Asian News.

"It was decided to grow plants directly in Yekaterinburg. This not only significantly reduce costs, but also provides the necessary amount of seed," Sergei Arkhipov, the chairman of the committee on ecology and nature, said, Euro-Asian News reports.