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Reforestation of mountains overlooking Split continues

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(Photo credit: Ured predsjednika Republike Hrvatske / Marko Beljan)

ZAGREB, Nov 14 (Hina) – Boranka, the biggest volunteer fire site reforestation drive in Croatia, resumed in the Split hinterland on Saturday, with president Zoran Milanovic participating in it by planting a few plants.

Milanovic praised the drive as a brilliant action and said that during his youth he used to tend gardens of wealthy residents of Zagreb.

The drive is organised by Scouts Croatia in cooperation with the Hrvatske Sume forest management company and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service.

So far over 7,000 volunteers have taken part in the three-year Boranka reforestation drive, with more than 70,000 trees planted across Dalmatia.

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(Photo credit: Ured predsjednika Republike Hrvatske / Marko Beljan)

boranka

(Photo credit: Ured predsjednika Republike Hrvatske / Marko Beljan)

During today’s action apart from President Milanovic, also local officials as well as parliamentary deputies Ante Bacic (HDZ) and Marijana Puljak (Pametno) took part in the planting of trees. However, Puljak had to leave the slopes of Mount Mosor before the end of today’s action as she injured her leg.

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(Photo credit: Ured predsjednika Republike Hrvatske / Marko Beljan)

The creator of the project, Scouts Croatia business manager Dan Spicer, today thanked the president and the government for support to the drive.

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