A tree festival is held in Menderes Değirmendere tomorrow as part of the "One Sapling One World" campaign, which was implemented in line with the vision of "resilient city" and "living in harmony with nature" of Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. While the saplings donated by the campaign will be planted at the festival, there will be many activities from workshops to music performances, from bird watching to shadow play.
A tree festival will be held in Menderes Değirmendere tomorrow as part of the “One Sapling One World” campaign launched by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to create vegetation resistant to forest fires and climate crisis. With the participation of Mayor Tunç Soyer, 3 thousand 816 saplings donated by nature lovers and non-governmental organizations will meet with the soil, and many activities will be held, from workshops to musical performances, during the festival to be held in the Malta Village Afforestation Area. In the festival program that will start at 13.00, 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, Street Arts Workshop , shadow play by Hayali Balaban, fairy tale narration by Serhat Budak and Raziye İçtepe.
Everyone can plant their own sapling
At the festival organized jointly by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Parks and Gardens Department, Science Affairs Department, Agricultural Services Department, Social Projects Department, İzDoğa and İZSU, anyone who donates to the One Sapling One World campaign and fills out the participation form will be able to plant their own sapling. Transportation to the area where the festival will be held will be provided by buses that will be lifted in front of the Historical Coal Gas Factory Cultural Center at 11.30 am. Those who want to participate are requested to give information via the phone number 0533 020 13 28. Click to see the festival area.
Saplings suitable for the nature of İzmir were selected
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. 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. Other donated saplings will meet the soil in 16 in different afforestation areas of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and İZSU.
You can also buy seedlings
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, which was launched to create vegetation resistant to forest fires and climate crisis 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.