Try to find the sapling in the first photo from the gallery!
Weeding around saplings is vital before winter, if we want a new forest! Without it, saplings would be suffocated by the grass and other pioneer species, that grow faster than the baby tree. Seasonal workers hired from the local communities do a great job, in rough conditions (altitude, inclination, weather), but obtaining finances every year is a challenge. Without weeding all the saplings replanted have fewer chances to survive…
Since 2012 we have bought and reconstructed 500 ha of clear-cut land, in the Southern Carpathians. A significant part of this work was financed through the LIFE+ project, “Ecological reconstruction of forest and aquatic habitats in upper Dambovita Valley, Muntii Fagaras”.
The regeneration level was minimum or nonexistent. Not all the forests recover by themselves!