Continue intensive work in forest biological restoration activities, holding to all measures to prevent and combat the COVID-19 epidemic

The project activity of biological restoration of forests and forest land is planned on 1021 ha, which includes restoration of  native vegetation to a total of 441 ha of forest area now overgrown with alien species (Euro-American poplar, American ash, maple spider, common acacia, etc.).

This activity will restore forests that have been contaminated and damaged by mines, forests where timely restoration and due to drying and decay have not been possible due to war activities. This activity will carry out preparatory forest cultivation work necessary for successful forest regeneration, and on the prepared surface will be renewed by planting forest seedlings: white willow (Salix alba) on 320 ha, black poplar (Populus nigra) on 226 ha, white poplar (Populus alba) on 33 ha, oak (Quercus robur) on 316 ha and field ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) on 126 ha.

In 2019, the total afforestation is 83.93 ha, with white willow 35.50 ha and with oak 48.43 ha.

The total value of the works is 3.430.670,25 HRK. In 2019, stands were also cultivated on 48.43 ha, which is a total value of  327,614.90 HRK. The works are 85% funded by EU from Kohesion Funds.

At the beginning of the 2020. year, 80.88 ha were forested with oak and 9.34 ha with field ash.

The value of these works is  4,335,193.48 HRK, which is claimed by the Seventh Reimbursement Request  submitted on 14 April 2020.  So far, 174.15 hectares or 17% of the projected area is covered by collaudation records and EU funds have been claimed for these areas.

77.65 ha of black poplar and 45.06 ha of white willow valued at 4,241,875.75 HRK have been afforested, which will be covered by the colaudation records after the cultivation. Forest restoration was carried out on 29% of the planned area.