My Forest Armenia wants to recover damaged forest ecosystems by implementing different strategies. These include: planting native tree species, sowing seeds in forest restoration areas, coppicing, as well as promoting natural regeneration processes.
Reforestation Project: Dilijan National Park
Together with DNP, located in the Tavush province, we have selected a reforestation site inside the Park which covers an area of 20 ha. With elevation ranging from 1600 – 1750 m, this area truly belongs to mesophyll forest ecosystem, predominantly made up of Quercus macranthera, Carpinus orientalis, with sparse spots of Fagus orientalis and shrubs with high domination of Crategus and rose shrubs.
During the economic crisis of the early 90s, high anthropogenic pressure turned many areas of this high canopy-covered forest into sparse forests.
Even with good undergrowth, small trees can not grow in height, because of overgrazing in this area. People were still using the national park as pastures which directly influenced the health of the forest.
Reforestation activities for this site include fencing of the area, endemic seed sowing, and tree planting. Seeds and trees will represent key species of the national park’s biodiversity.