1000 Pyramidal Poplars Planted in Myski by Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine Staff

Sept. 23, 2022
1000 Pyramidal Poplars Planted in Myski by Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine Staff

A large-scale environmental drive took place near the mine’s coal loading station, not far from the villages of Borodino and Tetenza. This is the third poplar planting initiated by the company. In just two years, employees of the Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine and representatives of public organizations have planted a total of 3,000 trees in Myski. The length of the entire forest belt is 2,500 meters.

The poplars, each 1.5 meters tall and 3 to 4 years old, were brought in from a Novokuznetsk nursery. The young trees have a closed root system, so they take root perfectly in the Siberian soil. Poplars were not chosen by chance, as they emit several times more oxygen than coniferous trees. One adult poplar cleans the air of 40 kilograms of soot and dust per year.

According to Ekaterina Gileva, an environmental protection engineer at the Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine, the end of September is the best time for planting: “We planted the trees in the spring, after the snow melted. Thanks to this advantageous period, 100% of the poplars take root and grow successfully. In autumn, we also chose a favorable. It was necessary to plant them all before the first frosts, but the environmental service and mine’s staff coped with this perfectly.”

More than 20 of the Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine’s employees took part in planting the poplars, including miners, geologists, surveyors, and others.