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April 22, 2021 07:03 am

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You can apply for planting a tree in honor of your child on the portal.

Almost 15 thousand applications were received by the project “Our Tree” for two years of work. Thanks to this initiative, Muscovites can plant a tree for free in honor of the birth of a child.

“The family-ecological project“ Our Tree ”appeared two years ago and in a short time has become one of the most popular urban projects among Muscovites. In two years, at the request of the townspeople, we have planted more than seven thousand trees and have already received applications for planting almost seven thousand trees of different species this year. Acceptance of applications for planting named trees this year will end on June 15, “said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Utilities and Improvement

Peter Biryukov.

The project “Our Tree” was created by Department of Information Technology and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection… The tree can be planted in honor of the birth of a child who was born after January 1, 2019. It is necessary to send an application before the baby turns three years old. This can be done by one of the parents who has a permanent registration in Moscow.

Most often, the participants of the Our Tree project chose linden – in total, more than 6,500 such seedlings were booked. Pine, maple, white willow and mountain ash are also popular – Muscovites have submitted more than a thousand applications for each of these species.

They prefer to plant trees in the Moskvoretsky and Troparevsky forest parks, Bitsevsky forest, Izmailovsky park, the Setun River Valley nature reserve and the Pevcheskoye Pole park.

In September this year, seedlings will appear in 21 natural areas. Among them are the Kuzminki-Lyublino park, Zhulebinsky, Biryulevsky and Kurkinsky forest parks, Aleshkinsky forest.

“On the portal, citizens have access to a service that allows them to pick up seedlings and a convenient park area for planting them. Submitting an application takes a matter of minutes. Thus, Moscow families can join a large environmental initiative and personally take part in the greening of the city. The interest in the project is growing. If in 2019, residents planted over 2,300 trees, then in 2020, the capital’s parks have already been decorated with 5,000 trees, “said the head of the Moscow City Information Technology Department.

Edward Lysenko.

How to plant a tree in honor of a baby

To join the project “Our Tree”, you need to go to the portal and select a park, a site and a tree species for planting on the map. After that, you need to fill out an electronic application. The answer will come within seven business days.

In some parks, you can choose a site where you plan to plant a tree, for example, in Serebryany Bor, there are now three sites available. Small-leaved linden and pine will be planted here in autumn. For the project, 10–15-year-old seedlings of nine varieties are being prepared, among which are small-leaved linden, common pine, pedunculate oak, domestic apple, mountain ash, Norway maple, fruit pear, white willow, common spruce. The trees will be planted in autumn and spring – this is the most favorable time of the year. The exact date, time and place of disembarkation will be announced ten working days in advance, and will also be reminded of the event three days in advance.

Since the trees are large, they will be planted using special equipment. Parents can participate in the final stage – leveling and strengthening the tree. Experts will tell you how to do this and provide the necessary equipment.

Within a month from the moment of disembarkation, parents receive an electronic certificate of a named tree with its exact coordinates. It will be sent to your personal account on the portal.

The seedlings are constantly monitored. If the tree is damaged, experts will replace it in the coming fall or spring. Parents can take care of the seedlings themselves and monitor their condition. If necessary, for example, if the tree is sick, you can contact landscaping service.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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