Posted on


IFER community planting at Olesna

Around the Easter weekend a colleague from the Czech organization IFER - a member of the Life Terra project consortium - hosted a group of volunteers on his land for a planting day.  The 17 participants were the IFER team with families as well as people from the local community of Olesna in the Vysočina (highlands) Region. The weather was good, and everyone enjoyed the day outdoors.

This piece of land had been a pure spruce forest for the past 70 years. The drought-damaged trees under attack from bark beetles lost their vitality when the situation became very severe 2 years ago. From then on, the vision was to create a different, multi-species composition to maintain a healthy forest. With this planting we add promising climate-resilient species, some of which grew in the area more than 200 years ago.