National park "Curonian spit"
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Total 495 lots planted

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  • Dima Patkin
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  • Сергей Татаринов
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  • Evgeniya Mishuris
  • Pishchal Anna
  • Elena Sharaeva
  • Yegor Fomin
  • Alexander Voronin
  • Andrey Novikov
  • Masha Gourji
  • Violetta Poltoranina
  • Dmitry Ryzhikov
  • Olga Razenkova
  • Delina
  • Vincent Duijnhouwer
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  • Vasily Melnikov
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  • Natalia Serezhenko
  • Katia Polikovskaya
  • Alexey Inshakov
  • Svetlana Anisimova
  • Andrey Sokirenko
  • Alina Gumerova
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  • Evgeniya Lagutina
  • Alexey Bogdanov
  • Andrey Getmanov
  • Olga Sp
  • Robert Isajuk
  • Денис Дзюба
  • Кирилл Ястребов
  • Artur Fateev
  • Egor Dyachkov
  • Maria Davydova
  • Дмитрий Сарначев

Tree-planting services carrying the RealForestTM badge mean that:

  • all information provided about project was put in by professional local forester in whose direct responsibility lies the particular area’s sites.
  • it is based on the real data, obtained during site trailing
  • tree planting is executed by professional local forester at a time determined as appropriate for it
  • orders include forester’s expenses for: site preparation as moving dead forest, clearing, soil preparation; purchasing liners from a local nursery, paying fair labor costs for planting, post-planting care up to 5 years
  • it is real complete restoration of forests

 RealForestTM  helps global businesses efficiently allocate their resources, while at the same time, protect our environment, strengthen local economies and communities.

Why do I see standing forest?

When we started to design our service, we put an ambitious goal to literally "show" where you will plant your forest. We strongly believe that you have to restore only and only places where forest was damaged, not to sponsor someone's else packets. So why you still see forest on your screen?

Generally, there are two reasons for this:

  • We currently use Google maps. Depending on the date when satellite picture was captured, it may or may not reflect the real state of the territory. For example,imagery was captured in 2011, and wildfire causing death of forest occurred later in 2012.
  • It is dead wood on the picture , not alive forest. These are dead trees, usually suffered from bark beetle, which were not removed yet. And yet represent a high risk for future wildfires for the territory.

To make you feel the level of disaster we started to purchase newer satellite imageries for some territories and place them as layer above Google maps. Particularly, this is why on some of the sites you may see short-lived blinking from forested territory to the deforested one.

Bright future

Hopefully, now there start to emerge bootstrapped and VC backed strong mapping and satellite imagery startups aiming to bring realtime satellite imagery to the consumer space. Among whom are the MapBox and SkyBox. We will deploy their space powers to bring you the joy of watching your forests growing.


Justin Miller from MapBox at our Moscow facilities.
Justin Miller from MapBox at our Moscow facilities.

Dear friends, when we started our service, we set ourselves an ambitious task - to show the place where you can plant your forest. In achieving that goal, the Treeography has at its disposal an array of tools, including promotion of public control over the forester and the territory and cooperation with responsible, professional and diligent foresters.

If you notice any violation of foresters' practice, the deterioration of the site or condition of seedlings, please inform us. Your report will be considered in high regard and all the necessary measures will be taken.

How price is calculated?

PB = [PF x [1+ (FS /100)] x [1+ (FB /100)] х [1+ (FM /100)]] + FI

PB – Price seen by backer.
PF – Price per liner indicated by Forester.
Depending on stage of the forest restoration project this price encompasses in: cost of soil preparation, cost of liners, fair labor cost for planting and cost for 5 year-post planting care services.
FS – 2.9% fees charged by Stripe payments.
FB – 0.7% banking fees.
FM – 5% fee charged by Maraquia to be able to continue its operations.
FI  – n$ fee charged for the improvement of site's satellite imagery



PF = 2$
PB = (2$ x 1.029 x 1.007 x 1,05) + 0 = 2.18$

National park "Curonian spit"

33 Russia, Zelenogradsk · N55° 10' 41" E20° 51' 39"

National park "Curonian spit"

Russia, Zelenogradsk · N55° 10' 41" E20° 51' 39"

100% Текущий
Сбор средств завершен
Scots Pine 100%
14 April 2014

полезен лес
Защита берегов
4,950 pcs
поглощено CO2
25 тонн
полезен лес
Защита берегов
4,950 pcs
поглощено CO2
25 тонн
Восстановление водных ресурсов
Защита берегов
Место обитания редкого вида
Помощь местному населению

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

Friends, we have great news! Seedlings have grown and matured. The forest in this area is practically formed. Now young pines will grow without human help. It is a significant event today and the fact that the seedlings planted on the Curonian Spit, we give nature one of the first, ahead of all other Russian regions in which the program "" is implemented. I express my sincere gratitude to all ... Читать далее involved in this good cause. I would like to express special thanks to the BMW Group Russia. Thank you, friends, we have restored the forest!
Друзья, у нас отличные новости! Саженцы подросли и окрепли. Лес на данном участке, практически, сформирован. Теперь молодые сосны будут расти без помощи человека. Знаменательно сегодняшнее событие и тем, что высаженные на Куршской косе саженцы мы отдаем природе в числе первых, опережая все остальные российские регионы, в которых реализуется программа "". Выражаю искреннюю признательность всем сопричастным к этому благому делу.
Отдельную благодарность хотел бы выразить компании BMW Group Россия. Спасибо, друзья, мы восстановили лес!
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

Friends, we are in a hurry to share with you how pine saplings live, planted thanks to the support of the BMW Group Russia in spring 2014. In June and August of the same year, pine seedlings were cared for. In the summer of 2015, the employees of the park removed undesirable seedlings, as well as carried out the seedlings. The survival rate of crops as of autumn 2016 is more than 70%.
Друзья, спешим поделиться с вами, как поживают саженцы сосны обыкновенной, высаженные благодаря поддержке компании BMW Group Россия весной 2014 года. В июне и августе того же года за саженцами сосны проведен уход. Летом 2015 года сотрудниками парка проведено удаление нежелательной поросли, а также осуществлена оправка саженцев. Приживаемость культур по состоянию на осень 2016 года составляет более 70%.
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

Summer is coming to an end and we can observe how much our pines have grown in these one and a half years.
Лето подходит к концу и мы можем наблюдать, насколько выросли наши сосны за эти полтора года.
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

Autumn has come, the time has come for an inventory of forest crops. What it is: this is the determination of the presence of forest crops, their area and condition through a field survey. Inventory is carried out at the end of the growing season and take into account only viable plants with a preserved healthy apical shoot. The inventory results showed that 99% survival rate is a very good result!
Наступила осень, пришло время проведения инвентаризации лесных культур. Что это такое: это определение наличия лесных культур, их площади и состояния путем натурного обследования. Инвентаризацию проводят по окончании периода вегетации растений и учитывают только жизнеспособные растения с сохранившимся здоровым верхушечным побегом. Результаты инвентаризации показали, что приживаемость 99% - это очень хороший результат!
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

The park administration thanks the BMW Group Russia for a positive example of responsible business in Russia and is confident that such actions will cause a wide positive response in society and will contribute to the development of social and environmental responsibility of large businesses.
Администрация парка благодарит компанию BMW Group Россия за позитивный пример ответственного бизнеса в России и уверена, что подобные акции вызовут широкий положительный резонанс в обществе и будут способствовать развитию социальной и экологической ответственности крупного бизнеса.
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

At the new forest, an information stand was installed, telling visitors of the park about the contribution of the BMW Group Russia, thanks to which we restored the forest.
У нового леса был установлен информационный стенд, рассказывающий посетителям парка о вкладе BMW Group Россия, благодаря которому мы восстановили лес.
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We did not expect that BMW would respond so quickly to a proposal to help the park restore the lost forest. I was very pleased to meet the talented and interesting guys from BMW, the hospitable staff of the park, and see with my own eyes this world-famous place!
Мы не ожидали, что BMW так быстро отреагирует на предложение помочь парку восстановить погибший лес. Мне было очень приятно познакомиться с талантливыми и интересными ребятами из BMW, с гостеприимными сотрудниками парка, и увидеть своими глазами это знаменитое на весь мир место!
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Карлос Эричибарийя


Report on how the BMW Group Russia company, its employees, as well as hundreds of people from all over Russia restored the forest on the Curonian Spit.
Репортаж о том, как компания BMW Group Россия, ее сотрудники, а также сотни человек со всей России восстановили лес на Куршской косе.
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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Poplavskij Deputy Director for forest reproduction, conservation and research National park "Curonian spit"

There is a famous Curonian Spit in the most western part of Russian Federation. It is the longest sand bay bar in the world, which separates fresh waters of Curonian Golf from salt waters of Baltic sea. Curonian Spit has infinite sand dunes, fields of lichens, pine woods and light birch groves.
In the very center of Curonian Spit, on the territory of “Golden Dunes” forestry, a pine forest is in need of restoration. ... Читать далее Mountain pines that grow here have lost their ability to maintain the environment and pose danger of fire.
It is estimated to plant 4860 new trees of Scots Pine and Red oak to protect the territory from forest fires and to harden the moving sand dunes.
В самой западной части нашей страны тянется знаменитая Куршская коса – самая длинная в мире песчаная пересыпь, отделяющая пресноводный Куршский залив от соленого Балтийского моря. Куршская коса – это бесконечные песчаные дюны, поля лишайников, сосновые леса и светлые березовые рощи.
В самом центре Куршской косы на территории лесничества «Золотые дюны» необходимо восстановить сосновый лес. Растущая здесь порода сосны горной утратила свои средообразующие свойства и представляет опасность возникновения пожаров.
Посадка 4860 новых сосен обезопасит территорию от лесных пожаров и укрепит движущиеся песчаные дюны.
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