MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) - More than 6.5 million trees have been planted throughout Belarus during the campaign "Let's restore forests together!", BelTA learned from the press service of the Forestry Ministry.
The national voluntary campaign "Let's restore forests together!" was held in the country from 8 October to 22 October to restore forests affected by severe storms. The campaign involved more than 21,000 people: forest industry workers, volunteers and others. "Over several weeks, the campaign planted forest seedlings in wind-storm areas. The emphasis was made on the restoration of forests of the most affected Mogilev Oblast. The effort covered more than 1,200 plots. All in all, more than 6.5 million trees were planted during the campaign. Basically, these were pine, birch, spruce and oak," the Forestry Ministry explained.
Not only volunteers but also workers from forestries from other regions provided assistance to Mogilev Oblast. The campaign also involved senior executives and officials of various government bodies: the State Control Committee, the Operations and Analysis Center under the President, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Central Election Commission and others.
Within the framework of the campaign several dozen commemorative allees were planted; other memorable places were tied up.