The next work stage of compensatory reforestation has started within the framework of the contact between the company and FBU Russian Forest Protection Centre, therein 643 thousand ball-rooted seedlings of Scots pine will be planted.
Plantlets are grown on the basis of one of the Amur region nurseries. The young trees are two years old, the trunk is just over 10 cm high. Scots pine is the most common type of conifers in central Yakutia. It grows predominantly on the plain of Leno-Vilyui and Leno-Aldan watersheds, it reaches a height of up to 40 m and is resistant to the harsh climatic conditions of the region.
Tree planting is carried out on an area of over 640 hectares within the boundaries of the land allocated for this purpose by GKU Vilyui Forestry Department. Beforehand the following preparatory works have been accomplished on the site, such as brushing, stumps removal, garbage collection and strip ridging.
“RNG JSC is actively engaged in land resources conservation and is doing its best to maintain the ecological region security. We are scrupulous about the issues of ecological balance preservation in the region and support local eco-initiatives regularly, our specialists constantly carry out environmental protection measures”, commented Vladimir Rakitin, General Director of RNG JSC.
In June this year, the company specialists released to the Aannyaah River, the Vilyui reservoir tributary, more than 211 thousand of pelyad baby fish. For the period of 2018-2022 the ecologists of RNG JSC released 1 million 556 thousand of species to Yakutia rivers within the program of artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources.