MMK Directs RUR 2m to Planting Trees in Magnitogorsk

25 October 2017 (09:58)

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, October 25, 2017. Magnitogorsk City Council's Education Department carried a report on the recent A Thousand Trees for Children Project coordinated by Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), the company's Information, PR & Advertising Department reports.

'We mostly selected schools and kindergartens where a lot of old, dead trees got cut down last year. These were quite a few establishments: new trees got planted next to 43 kindergartens and 34 schools, some 500 ash trees and over 500 young maple trees got planted there,' the Department says.

MMK allocated around RUR 1.5m for the young plants from the nursery. Another RUR 600,000 got directed to planting and watering the trees.

'The trees are 1.5 to 2 m tall and are 6 to 7 years old. Both ash trees and maples trees are very viable and suited for the local climate. We are pretty sure all the trees will survive the winter and will grow on,' says Deputy Head of Magnitogorsk City Council's Education Department Irina Pankratova.

According to Pankratova, more greenery is essential for an industrial town like Magnitogorsk.

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