As part of our project, we planted 835 trees and shrubs. The dominance of alder, elm and oaks in our project results from the adaptability of these plants. In order to increase biodiversity, we also used pines, buckthorn and beech trees in our plantings. The overriding goal of our activities is to protect genetic diversity both on a local and European scale

When introducing beech, we took into account the historical conditions and species composition of trees in the nearest forest districts (including Solarnia forestry). The Cistercian Landscape Compositions of Rudy Wielkie Landscape Park is located nearby. In the 13th century, deciduous forests predominated there, with a predominance of beech and oak

In Poland, the presence of beech is determined by the north-eastern boundary of its range. The common beech is considered to be one of the most important forest trees in Europe. In the scale of Poland, its share is about 5%. It is second only to pine, oak, spruce and birch

Due to the fact that beech grows best in wet soils with a calcareous substrate, when selecting seedlings, we paid attention to the mycorrhiza on the roots. We provided fertile soil to the holes in the ground

The seedlings grown on the project so far well tolerate the drought occurring in Poland. It is positively influenced by the proximity of water reservoirs, which allow to maintain appropriate air and soil humidity. We believe that the presence of beech trees will help increase biodiversity