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Environmental Forum recommends that obliges

April 23 VNIILM became a member of the Third Forum on Forests near Moscow, which took place on the initiative and under the auspices of the Public Environmental movement "Green Patrol". As noted in an interview with Andrew Nagibin, chairman of the "Green Patrol": "The intensity of environmental problems in the suburbs is very high. Region is still among the ten worst in the "environmental ratings of subjects of the Russian Federation." Moscow region is a huge landfill capital. Same here was derived most of Moscow enterprises here dozens of illegal quarries mined building materials. Along waterways are piles of garbage after the rest of Muscovites, forest fires occur in the first place, through the fault of the people and so on. "

But the biggest excitement of the people causing problems for restoration in large areas where they had killed by bark beetles felling trees. Therefore, the central theme of the Forum was the reforestation throughout the Moscow region.

As one of the experts on forest reproduction made VNIILM scientist, head of regeneration, seed and non-timber products Nikolai Prokazin.

In his report summarizes the points and were labeled "problem areas" of regional forests and are evidence-based recommendations for further action. In particular, Nicholas E. noted that the age structure of forests near Moscow now is not the best: make up almost a quarter of mature and overmature stands that are easy "prey" for pests. Degradation of forest plantations contribute to significant areas affected by fires. Clutter, including weak and wither trees, fresh and old deadwood, windfall, deadwood, the volume of which make up 15% of the total growing stock per 1 ha - all this requires timely harvesting, not only sample, and if necessary, and clear aimed at improving forest.

On behalf of the Institute Nikolai Prokazin made at the Forum the following proposals:

  • develop and implement in a short time modern technology for the rehabilitation and restoration of burnt wood;
  • develop technologies planting stock with improved genetic properties;
  • to develop the technology of forest cultures seedlings and saplings for artificial reforestation;
  • develop technologies and facilities caring for young;
  • develop technologies tending - thinning, thinnings and other thinnings.

Other speakers shared their experiences in the field of reforestation representatives of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Republic of Belarus.

More questions from the participants of the Forum was the new chairman of the Forestry Committee of the Moscow region Pavel Kukushkin. He will replace former chairman - Eugene Trunov. In general, Paul O. said that the Committee developed an action plan to restore the suburban forests and to care for them. And nothing should prevent you from completing the plan in full - everyone can with this plan, visit the official website of the Committee.

Following the Forum recommendations were given to all participating organizations. In particular, the Federal Agency for Forestry - provide the necessary level of funding for reforestation and forest seed; attract scientific organizations in the development and testing of advanced technologies in the field of rehabilitation of forests in the Moscow region as a pilot region.

Forestry Committee recommended the Moscow region in 2014 to ensure the priority reforestation near settlements and social facilities; ensure reforestation local sanitary cuttings; create conditions for the participation of citizens in these activities; make changes to the state program "Ecology and Environment suburbs" in 2014-2018 gg.

Heads of municipalities in 2014 recommended to ensure the participation of residents in the shares to "restore the forest together," as well as possible to assist the Committee in the broad coverage of the population and clarifying the importance of reforestation in the Moscow region.

Original photos: http://klh.mosreg.ru

This article has been translated by machine translation.