ATP has planted a total of 248,491 planted in 2017 in the frames of Forestry and Community Tree Planting project. Of this total, 7,450 were fruit trees including apricot, peach, pear, and wild apple. Particularly in Tashir, over 160,000 trees have been planted as a result of reforestation works, as ATP informed EcoLur.
"We're proud of our tree planting results. After this fall, we've planted a total of 5,464,991 trees and shrubs since 1994. This number has been growing steadily, and will continue to do so as we work hard to protect and improve Armenia’s natural heritage by providing trees as well as environmental education to the people," exclaimed Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian. It is estimated that ATP's trees produced a yield of 1.5 million pounds of fruit this year alone. About 150 people are hired annually by ATP for reforestation projects, and the workers are paid based on the quantity of trees they plant.
16:18 December 05, 2017