The State Forest Management Centre (RMK) will plant more than 10 million new trees 26.04

RMK has begun spring reforestation works, during which more than 10 million trees will be planted all over Estonia.

All together, RMK is planning to renew 6500 ha of state forest. On 4500 ha trees will be planted, on 1500 ha seeds will be sowed, and 500 ha of woodland will be prepared for natural reforestation.

According to Tavo Uuetalu, Member of Management Board of RMK, the planting has already begun in some parts of Estonia, while in other parts RMK is still waiting for the snow to completely melt and the woodland to become more solid.“By the end of May, 5.8 million spruces, 3.6 million pines, 670 000 birches, and some oak groves should already be planted,” said Uuetalu.

Tavo Uuetalu added that local residents in rural areas have shown great interest in the planting work, and that this year there won’t be any additional bees.“However, some schools will be helping us, students of which have voluntarily pitched in during the forest days for years now,” said Uuetalu.

Next year, RMK is planning to plant one third more than what they planted this year.RMK’s additional budget for this year included an increase in plant orders for the years 2012 to 2015, with up to 14.5 million trees per year.

RMK is a profit-making state agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at sustainable and efficient management of the state forest.RMK grows reforestation materials, organises forestry works, is engaged in the sale of forest and timber and organises game upkeep.In addition, RMK establishes opportunities for hiking in nature and forest recreation on recreational areas, in Estonia’s five national parks and 40 other protected areas, and shapes awareness of nature.RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.

Tavo Uuetalu
Member of Management Board of RMK

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