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District 2241 Romania and Moldova Republic

During the period 2003-2016 we planted:

124.699 trees

In 2016 we will plant:

106.189 trees

Mircea Ștefan Solovăstru

The Governor`s message

"RC Oradea, through dr. Marian Neagoe, proposes a very bold project that concernes generations to follow.

I plant, you plant.....we plant. That is, essentially, the message of a program, in which the involvement of each of us and of a team, can lead to success. A success able to ensure to the next generation a cleaner air and a mild climate.

That’s why I encourage all of you to work towards a common goal.
Marian is available to provide you with the expertise of the club in Oradea, where they already have a rich tradition in organising such events.

The leadership of District 2241 is available to you for any administrative support.
Good luck!"

Mircea Ștefan Solovăstru
2016-2017 Governor
District 2241 Romania and the Republic of Moldova

 Marian Neagoe


"Dear Rotarian friends,

We are all concerned about the environment, the people and the well being of our children. The air we breathe is the product of the forests and what has been happening in the past 27 years does not give us too much hope for the better.

Last fall, Rotary Club of Oradea organised the 13th edition of "The Rotary Planting" event and we know that other clubs in the district have also organised such activities during past years.

Planting 1 million trees at the District level, in our Rotarian year, is an ambitious and extensive project Rotary specific.

There is a strong need to join forces within District 2241 for a big project, with a major and constant impact over time. Many clubs and maybe even districts of the world organize such activities."

Marian Neagoe
2007-2008 President RC Oradea
2016-2019 Membership Committee Chair
District 2241 Romania and Republic of Moldova


Padurea Rotary

  • Painful Realities


    Painful Realities
    • 5-billion-euro loss for Romania because of illegal deforestation after 1990
    • illegal deforestation leads to over 50-million-euro losses in a single year
    • in Romania, 3 ha of forest are being cut every hour
    • Romania's total forested area has lowered to a worrying 26,3%, compared to 31%. Countries like Austria and Germany have over 40 %, while Sweden has close to 80 % of its territory covered by forests
    • between 1990 and 2012, about 366.000 hectares of forest have been cut illegally
    • 8.8 million cubic meters of forested area are being cut illegally, yearly, in Romania
    • The annual loss incurred by illegal deforestation goes up to 1.5 billion lei.
    • Although the President of Romania passed the law through which illegal deforestation is among the threats to national security
    • Although the Romanian Senate has adopted the legislative proposal which concludes Law no. 51/1991 referring to threats to national security as being any action or inaction which harms the economical and strategic resources of Romania.
    • Although the Government of Romania holds that illegal deforestation represents a threat to national security and that proper measures will be taken… No developments have been made.

  • What is there to be done?

    Action plan

    What is there to be done?
    1. The Club must decide whether to join the project
    2. If the answer is 'yes', a coordinating team for all members of the Club is formed
    3. There are Clubs that do the planting in the spring (don't get into the decisions of the Clubs)
    4. The place for planting is still to be determined
    5. Find young trees (in Bihor County, Romsilva offered annually as many saplings as we wanted to plant)
    6. It is essential to dig the holes beforehand - preferably using machines
    7. Transportation is provided for the young trees, the tools, the children, as well as other participants (young people from schools in neighboring villages can be included, too)
    8. It is essential to have an after-planting party – to be taken care by the organizers
    9. It is crucial to promote the event/planting before and after; final report and press release
    10. Planting is easy; the long-term viability of the process is a challenge

About project

About project

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How to plant a tree sapling

How to plant a tree sapling

Planting is done in late fall or winter when the temperature is positive, but ...

The 10 Commandments of planting

The 10 Commandments of planting

1 - Choose the planting site in advance and carefully ..