May 12, 2015

The one-millionth tree is planted in Zira settlement within the framework of the project “Green Marathon”

The one-millionth tree was planted in Zira settlement of Khazar district within the framework of the project “Green Marathon”, May 12. 

Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of IDEA Public Union Leyla Aliyeva participated in the event. 

First Leyla Aliyeva made herself acquainted with the state-of-the-art greenhouse complex constructed in Zira settlement with the support of IDEA Public Union.

Tree and plant species rarely seen in Azerbaijan and imported from abroad are grown in the complex. With 20 hectares of area, the complex employs over 100 people. Some 2-3 million plants and shrubs are grown here each year.

With 500 types of flower being grown, the greenhouse consists of six sections.  Seeds and seedlings are grown in these sections, and diseased plants treated. 

Then Leyla Aliyeva jointed the tree-planting action.  She planted the one-millionth tree within the project “Green Marathon”. 

In general, 5 thousand trees were planted in this area, within the framework of the tree-planting action, by some 100 volunteers of IDEA Public Union, supported by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.  

Leyla Aliyeva made herself acquainted also with IDEA Eco Park under construction and inquired about the conditions created for endangered animals in Azerbaijan.