A Sapling Transforms into a World in Izmir

A Sapling Transforms into a World in Izmir
A Sapling Transforms into a World in Izmir

The One Sapling One World campaign, initiated by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to create vegetation resistant to forest fires and climate crisis, has brought a new forestation area to Izmir. kazanyelling. On January 29, at 13.00, 3 thousand 816 saplings will meet with the soil with the tree festival to be held with the participation of President Tunç Soyer in the Malta Village Afforestation Area in Menderes Değirmendere.

İzmir's vegetation is renewed with the One Sapling One World campaign, which was implemented in line with the vision of a “resilient city” and “living in harmony with nature” of Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. With the tree festival to be held in the Malta Village Afforestation Area in Menderes Değirmendere on January 29, 3 saplings donated by nature lovers and non-governmental organizations will meet with the soil as part of the campaign. For the new afforestation area, tree species suitable for the nature and climate of İzmir were selected, such as insane olive, pine tree, hardwood, acorn oak, oleander and laurel. 816 different tree saplings will be planted on an area of ​​approximately 112 thousand square meters. It is aimed to set an example for the whole of Turkey with the new afforestation area to be created with vegetation suitable for combating climate crisis, drought and forest fires.

15 saplings donated

Hundreds of nature lovers donated approximately 2021 thousand saplings to the One Sapling One World campaign, which was launched in August 15 in order to create afforestation areas suitable for the nature and climate of İzmir. 15 of the 3 thousand saplings donated will be planted in Değirmendere. Other donated saplings will meet the soil in 816 in different afforestation areas of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and İZSU.

A colorful festival program has been prepared

Everyone who donates and fills out the participation form will be able to plant their own saplings at the tree festival to be held with the participation of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Parks and Gardens Department, Department of Science Affairs, Department of Agricultural Services, Department of Social Projects, İzDoğa and İZSU will organize many activities together with the planting of saplings at the festival. Within the scope of the program, Take Care of Your Garbage Foundation rhythm and sculpture workshop, bird watching and acorn planting activity under the guidance of Seferihisar Nature School, Can Yücel Seed Center seed ball workshop, Aegean Forest Foundation cloth bag workshop, FungIstanbul music concert, live performances from the Street Arts Workshop, There is shadow play by Hayali Balaban and fairy tale narration by Serhat Budak and Raziye İçtepe.

Transportation to the area where the tree festival will be held will be provided at 11.30 by buses that will be lifted in front of the Historical Coal Gas Factory Cultural Center. Those who want to participate are requested to give information via the phone number 0533 020 13 28. Click to see the festival area.

Campaign continues

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality carries out its forestation works in Izmir with the principle of forest restoration by planting the right species in the right place, at the right time, based on the science of ecology. Those who want to participate in the solidarity campaign called One Sapling One World, started with the "Forest İzmir" program, the foundation of which was laid in 2019, can purchase as many saplings as they want from the "birfidanbirdunya.org" website.

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