FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE – BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
It is our pleasure to invite you on 19 March 2021 at 10:00 in the conference hall of the Best Western Premier Hotel Sofia Airport at a conference for the completion of the project ‘For everyone saved a tree (FOREST)’, co-financed by the European Union through the Cross-border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020.
A unique exhibitions were presented on 10 and 17 February 2021 and 9 March 2021 in the cities of Botevgrad, Etropole and Pravets. Over 150 plant species of woody, shrubby and herbaceous plants collected and prepared personally by the young people participating in the project ‘For everyone saved a tree’ (FOREST) decorated the halls of local schools and community centers for a week. Scientists-experts in botany, genetics and dendrologists guided the work of the young people and in parallel with their help with the preparation of herbariums, they presented to the children the silvicultural, medicinal and honey benefits and conservation significance of the plants. In addition to the knowledge in recognizing the species, the young people also gained basic experience of plant biodiversity in the forests of the cross-border region.
Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Community center “Dobri Chintulov – 1935” announce
TOPIC: HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DANGEROUS FOREIGN PLANT IMPATIENS GLANDULIFERA?
Hymalayan balsam (Impatiens glanduliferа Royale) is one of the most beautiful and at the same time dangerous invasive alien plant species. It is spread most common along rivers, where it competes with native plants, reduces their populations, changes habitats and creates conditions for soil erosion.
Among the most important and interesting activities carried out under the youth project “For everyone saved a tree” (FOREST) from the Bulgarian-Serbian cooperation program is the training in forest protection conducted in the forests of Etropolska Stara Planina in the period 16-18 November 2020. Project participants were familiar with the most current and innovative methods for identifying insect pests and fungal pathogens in forest ecosystems, their impact on forest vegetation and methods for their control. The Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (project partner), with the assistance of the Center for Natural and Social Research, attracts experts from various scientific specialties involved in the main tasks of youth education.