NAME of the PROGRAM/PROJECT
“To plant for the planet "
PARTNERS (if available)
The Yves Rocher Foundation
Yves Rocher Romania
Forest Administration Romsilva Comana/
Through the project" To Plant for The Planet ", Yves Rocher, via the Yves Rocher
Foundation, has made a commitment to plant 50 million trees by the end of the year
2015, supporting associations specialized in reforestation worldwide. Of these, 100,000
will be planted in southern Romania, in collaboration with the Association MaiMultVerde
and Forestry Comana , in the Natural Park Comana (Giurgiu County). The purpose of
this project of afforestation is to sustain artificial oak regeneration (by planting saplings)
in Comana Natural Park and to improve the quality of air and soil in the area, as well as
the restoration of the green belt around Bucharest.
In the past, the oak was the predominant species, but in recent decades, it has been
The forest administration Romsilva Comana, has aimed to reintroduce the oak in the
local ecosystem by planting actions, and MaiMultVerde and Yves Rocher Mark joined this
approach through the campaign” To Plant for The Planet ". Oak is a majestic tree, being
in the recent past, the main species, of great importance for the forest ecosystems in
the southern part of the country, a species which provide stability and soil moisture
where growing, contributing to the development of the biodiversity, and, once mature,
absorbs a large amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, contributing to the improvement of
The first 7,000 oak saplings were planted by the 150 volunteers MaiMultVerde, Yves
Rocher brand representatives and journalists in a planting activity organized in
November 16, 2013, in the Natural Park Comana. Planting continued throughout the
month of November with another 21,000 saplings of oak and poplar, actions carried out
by Forestry Comana, partner of the project, and the Park's Administration.
Planting actions within the campaign "To Plant for The Planet" in Romania will continue
in the fall and spring 2014- 2015, there are going to be planted 100,000 saplings of oak,
ash, wild cherry and Poplar on a total area of 26 ha.
Within the project "To Plant for The Planet" by Yves Rocher at international level, have
so far been planted over 30 million trees in more than 20 countries on five continents.
This project is part of an International campaign of the United Nations Environment
The TARGET GROUP of the PROJECT
This project aims to restore biodiversity and improve the quality of air and soil in the
area of the Natural Park Comana (Giurgiu County) in Bucharest. These will be a benefit
for both residents (adjacent Natural Park Comana area), and inhabitants of Bucharest
and tourists who visit the area in a fairly large numbers annually.
The NEED and the CONTEXT that GAVE RISE to the DEVELOPMENT of the PROJECT
Comana Natural Park is a protected area of national interest (24.963 ha), a special
area of conservation with the regime of protection for species of flora and fauna, being
declared a Ramsar Sit. The predominant species in the area was in the past, the oak,
but in the past decades, it has been replaced by less valuable species (improve the
quality of air and soil absorption of C02). The Administration of the Park and the forest
administration tries to reintroduce the oak, to restore biodiversity and try to restore the
green belt around Bucharest. Cvercinee in general and oak in particular contributes to
maintain a high degree of biodiversity of forest ecosystems in the South of the country.
Here comes the special importance of reintroduction (through planting or seeding) of
oak groves in the region. It Ensures the stability and soil moisture where growing ,
contributes to biodiversity and absorbs a large amount of CO2
WEBSITE (if available)
CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION
Str. Logofăt Luca Stroici nr. 57, et. 1, ap. 3, sector 2, București, cod poştal: 020584
Tel. : + 40 31 824 10 20
Fax: + 40 31 824 10 21