A total of 19.3 million trees were planted in the state forest this year 23.10
This autumn, RMK planted 800,000 spruces in forest under its care, mainly in Lääne-Viru, Järva and Jõgeva counties. In spring, a total of 18.5 million trees were planted. Out of the counties, the largest number, i.e. 3.7 million trees, were planted in Ida-Viru County this year.
RMK is renewing more than 10,000 ha of forests this year; with one-fifth being
left to the process of natural reforestation. There, nature itself is able to
renew the clear cut area with the most suitable species of trees – mostly
birchwoods, aspen woods and common alder. The plants required for the renewal
of the state forest are grown by RMK in eight nurseries across Estonia.
RMK is the keeper, protector and manager of the forest and other natural biotic
communities belonging to the Republic of Estonia. RMK earns a profit for the
state through forest management, growing reforestation material, and organising
forest and nature conservation works. In addition, RMK establishes
opportunities for nature walking in recreational and protected areas and shapes
nature awareness. RMK consists of the Sagadi Forest Centre, the Elistvere Animal
Park, the Tartu Tree Nursery, AS Eesti Metsataim and the Põlula Fish Farm. More
than 700 people work for RMK; however, the total number of people employed in
the state forest is 5000.
Visit the website www.rmk.ee/eluring to learn more about the works being carried out in the forest, the people performing those works, and the circle of life in the forest.
Enclosed are photos of forest planting and spruce plants in RMK’s Reiu Nursery; photographer Rando Kall.
Chief Specialist of Forest Management at RMK
Tel: 510 1411