OUR PLANTINGS

To date, we have planted and engaged

13288

trees

11280

bushes

12298

volunteers
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HOW IT WORKS

We plant trees and shrubs in places that we carefully select with municipal authorities and other owners. We get money from companies and involve the employees of the donating companies themselves in the planting. As well as local schools, associations, volunteers and disadvantaged groups of citizens. We act as an intermediary between: sponsors, gardening and tree nursery companies, municipal authorities and volunteers. Our main mission is to restore and plant new tree alleys, plant shelter belts, add trees to orchards and plant trees and shrubs wherever it makes sense. Our intention is to raise an awareness that we can do a lot of good for nature in a simple way.

WHAT TREES AND SHRUBS CAN DO

  • Protect against noise, dust and wind
  • Prevent erosion
  • Make shelter for animals
  • Increase biodiversity
  • Increase air humidity (by 5 - 20%)
  • Help mitigate global warming
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Shrubs form a microclimate for trees
  • Allow us to play and perceive beauty in their surroundings
  • Slow down traffic
  • Reduce energy consumption requirements
  • Heal
  • Increase the profitability of the land
  • Cool cities and streets
  • Protect us from floods
  • Help soil formation

PRICE LIST

We usually plant two sizes of trees. Smaller with a size of 1.5m - 2.5m and larger with a size of 2.5m - 3.5m. These trees are high enough not to be suffocated by grass, which tends to grow faster, but not too big to be easily handled by volunteers, and also not yet "spoiled" by tree nursery companies, at the same time.

1 200 CZK per tree
1.5 to 2.5 m high tree to one stake

2 100 CZK per tree
2.5 to 3.5 m high tree to three stakes

200 CZK per shrub

The price already includes everything you need, including transport, materials and tools. The minimum number of trees for planting is 15.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO WE CHOOSE A LOCATION?

We choose it together with the municipality and the donating company. We arrange the location to suit all of us - we take into account the donor's financial possibilities, the number of planters, the number of trees to be planted, the safety of the planting location for volunteers, but also the meaning and purpose of newly planted trees there.

WHAT SEASON IS BEST FOR TREES AND SHRUBS PLANTING?

The ideal time for planting trees and shrubs is the dormant period. Trees or shrubs can thus concentrate all their strength on fixing themselves in a new place. It is best to plant in spring (March, April) and autumn (October, November). Out of these periods, it is possible to plant containerised trees, which are usually much more expensive and their prospects in taking root may be more difficult. For this reason, out of the period of dormancy we plant only exceptionally and under specially agreed conditions.

HOW LONG IN ADVANCE IS IT CONVENIENT

TO NEGOTIATE A PLANTING?

Negotiations with municipalities usually take months. With a few exceptions, everything must be approved at the council, or the Commission for the Environment or other bodies of municipalities. Therefore it is ideal to have autumn plantings pre-arranged before the summer holidays and to organise spring plantings in January, at the latest. Some places are pre-negotiated with the municipalities, then it is possible to plant immediately, but not possible to adjust the site or number of trees to the specific demand of a sponsoring company.

WHAT KIND OF TREES DO WE PLANT?

We focus on planting native trees, such as linden, maple, oak, alder, elm, birch… We avoid planting of cultivated trees or small forest seedlings. The restoration of forests is the responsibility of the appropriate institutions and forest owners by law, so we leave it for them to fulfil. We plant trees 1.5 to 2.5 m high, or trees of the size of 2.5 to 3.5 m. This size ensures that the trees will not be suffocated by grass, which tends to grow faster. They are not too big for being easily handled by volunteers and not yet "spoiled" by tree nursery companies, at the same time.

HOW DOES THE PLANTING TAKE PLACE?

On the agreed day, we prepare all the necessary materials including tools, trees, shrubs and so on. We show volunteers how to plant the trees or shrubs and then the volunteers start working on their own in smaller groups. Our coordinator is always present, available on site the whole time that the planting takes place, helping and supervising so that it is done properly. In our experience, it is better to prepare for planting that take around 3 to 4 hours. However, we can also organize day long plantings. If there is interest and with the cooperation of the municipality, we may also provide a place for a campfire. Grilling sausages after planting is a pleasant activity, especially in the autumn months.

WHO PROVIDES THE AFTERCARE

Immediately after planting, the care of the trees and shrubs is taken over by the municipality. They provide watering and aftercare for the trees and shrubs for the next three years. This is done according to an agreement we have called “Commitment to aftercare” which we sign we the municipality before the planting takes place.

WHY DO WE NEED TO PLANT SHRUBS AS WELL?

Shrubs are an integral part of the landscape. In ecosystems they play a similar role to the trees. However, they consume less space, so we are able to plant them in places where trees would not get enough space. They also demand less water in the first years of life, so they have a better starting point than the trees. Shrubs also significantly complement tree plantings, they form the middle plant layer. Preparing a microclimate for trees to grow in places that would otherwise be difficult due to external conditions.