Moscow launches online service for parents to plant trees

Service is part of 'Our Tree' plan to plant 30,000 trees to commerate newborn Muscovites

Moscow has launched a service for parents to plant trees to mark the birth of their children.
Moscow has launched a service for parents to plant trees to mark the birth of their children.

Moscow has developed an online service to allow families to plant trees to celebrate the birth of their children.

The service is part of the ‘Our Tree’ program, which aims to plant 30,000 trees this autumn in honour of newly-born Muscovites.

“We’re launching a wonderful scheme called Our Tree. From this year, Moscow families will be able to plant a tree to mark the birth of their child. Applications will be accepted for three years after the infant’s birth,” announced Sergey Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow.

“Via an interactive map on the Moscow government portal, users will be able to select an area within a woodland park and the type of tree they want to plant. Information on the availability of parkland and saplings will be displayed online. You also need to provide details about yourself and your child, together with your home address,” said Eduard Lysenko, Minister of the Government of Moscow and Head of the Department of Information Technologies.

Information on the date, time and place of planting of the family tree, together with an invitation to the ceremonial event, will be sent to the parent’s online account in the portal 10 working days before the date of planting. A reminder will be sent three calendar days before the event.

Parents will be able to choose from nine different types of tree. They will also receive an electronic certificate of planting of personal named tree showing its exact GSP coordinates.

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