In the village of Kaimanovka, Ussuriysk City District, the construction of a greenhouse complex for growing forest seedlings with a closed root system continues. The frame of the first of six greenhouses is already ready, which they plan to hand over before the end of the year. In total, the complex is designed for 22 greenhouses with a total area of more than 12,000 square meters.
According to the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife Protection of the Primorsky Territory, the work is carried out by the subordinate institution “Primorsky base of aviation, ground protection and forest protection.” Its competence includes not only the fight against forest fires, but also the provision of reforestation, including the preparation of planting material.
“Currently, there is a shortage of local planting material in the region, for the implementation of the state task for reforestation, seedlings have to be purchased from neighboring regions, in particular, in the Amur Region. We have been tasked with providing the region with completely local planting material and, in the future, supplying it to other regions. Primorye has the potential for this,” said Maria Sobyanina, head of the ministry’s reforestation and afforestation department.
Planting material can also be grown outdoors, she said, but seedlings from greenhouses grow faster to a state where they can be planted and are less dependent on weather conditions. In the greenhouse complex, it is planned to grow mainly larch seedlings, as well as experiment with other forest species. JSC “Terneyles” and ANO “Society for the Conservation and Study of Wildlife and Promotion of the Development of Social Programs” help to finance the project.
“The design capacity of the complex after reaching full capacity will be up to five million units of planting material per year, which will fully meet the needs of the region. In addition, the construction of another greenhouse complex is currently underway in the Partizansky District with the support of NZMU JSC. Also, planting material is grown in forest nurseries in open ground,” explained Maxim Baryshev, head of the production and technical department of Primorskaya Air Base.
Recall that in May, in the forest nursery located near the village of Tarasovka, specialists from the Primorsky Air Base planted more than eight tons of cedar seeds in open ground, which have already sprouted. Now the task of the forest nursery staff is to save the plantings from the vicissitudes of seaside weather.
“Since 2019, the project “Preservation of Forests” of the national project “Ecology” has been implemented in the Primorsky Territory. Its main goal is to ensure the full restoration of forests in the places of cut down and dead plantations. Every year we restore 12-14 thousand hectares of forest, including up to a thousand hectares through artificial reforestation,” said the head of the department, Konstantin Stepanov, earlier.
Let us add that earlier the issue of reforestation in the region was not given enough attention, but with the support of the Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako, the situation has changed.