KGHM covers Lower Silesia with forests
Almost 60 thousand tree saplings were planted as commissioned by KGHM. Thousands of oaks, pines and birches will make green an area around three villages in the Copper Basin.
Nearly 9 hectares of land around the Żelazny Most Tailings Storage Facility was subject to forestation to compensate for the green areas occupied by the Southern Quarter being built. The project of forestation of post-agricultural areas owned by the State Treasury has been performed by the Lubin Forest District (Nadleśnictwo), commissioned by KGHM. The project has covered surroundings of the villages of Rudna, Stara Rudna and Pieszkowice. By 2022, KGHM plans further plantings within the Lubin Forest District on the surface area of nearly 100 hectares.
57,510 plants altogether were planted, including:
- Almost 35 thousand pines
- Over 7.5 thousand birches
- Nearly 12 thousand oaks
- 3.5 thousand alders
- 1 thousand elms
The planting around the Żelazny Most reservoir is not the only action on the part of the Company for the environment. Forestations were also carried out in the Forest Districts of Wołów, Chocianów and Przemków. KGHM also participates, among others, in the project of the so called “Forest Coal Farms”, developed and managed by the General Directorate of State Forests, whose idea is to reconstruct forests and introduce new forestations to limit the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by increasing CO2 absorption by forest complexes.