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In August 2021, a series of catastrophic wildfires took place in Varibobi, destroying 20,683 acres of land. A year after, we bring life back to the forest.
To deal with the devastating effects of the fire, TATOΪ Club proceeded with the donation of 1.000.000€ to restore and reforest the vegetation along the Erythreas Road. The donation amount was contributed by the TATOΪ Club Members and employees.

Reforestation – The Concept

Wildfires are the most serious threat to the oromediterranean forests. This is based on fuel accumulation by land abandonment, combined with drought intensification, projected for the Mediterranean region under global warming (Sarris et al., 2014). In August 2021, 20,683 acres of land were burned in Varibobi.

The consequences of global warming on forest ecosystems and vegetation dynamics are a critical ecological issue (Peters, 1990; Lindner et al., 2010) that should be considered under adaptive forest management (Lindner et al., 2014; Yousefpour et al., 2017).​

Today, we are witnessing in awe nature’s regenerating powers. It is important to support this natural process with a holistic approach to landscape renewal, aiming at human and environmental resilience.​

Reinforcing the ecosystem’s balance, and drawing on Parnitha’s flora and landscapes diversity, during the reforestation we have introduced broadleaf native/indigenous plant species, enhancing the biodiversity and fire control strategy, while contributing to environmentally sensitized citizens.​

Reforestation – The Plantings

In Spring 2022, the first plantings took place, continuing for 4 months, before pausing for the summer.

On June 5th, our Members and Staff united their powers to celebrate the World Environment Day by actively participating in the reforestation planting.

Today, 1.081 native trees and 6.125 large shrubs have been planted, under the guidance of the Forest Service and the State Authorities.

The reforestation project will be completed in September, with 3.748 more Mediterranean shrubs being planted. When completed, 77.000 m2 of forest will have been regenerated.

The project was materialised with the support of the Municipality of Acharnai and the Municipality of Dionyssos.

77,000 SQUARE METERS OF FOREST REGENERATED

1.081 TREES PLANTED

9.873 LARGE SHRUBS PLANTED

77,000 SQUARE METERS OF FOREST REGENERATED

1.081 TREES PLANTED

9.873 LARGE SHRUBS TO BE PLANTED

Mountain Parnitha

Mount Parnitha is located on the north side of Attica, at a distance of 36 km by road from Athens.

 

It is a large complex extending from East to West, neighboring with Mount Pastra and the plateau of Skourta on the West. It is the largest and highest mountain in Attica. In 1961 Mount Parnitha was declared a National Park.

Flora & Biodiversity

The flora of Mount Parnitha is one of the richest on a Greek mountain, and it includes almost 1/6 of the total number of plant species found in Greece. According to the most recent flora study, there are 1,096 indigenous plant taxa in Parnitha, belonging to 456 genera and 90 families (Aplada et al., 2007).

Forest Threats

HUMAN IMPACT

  • Logging
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mismanagement

DESTRUCTIVE LOOP

  • Warmer climate
  • Lower precipitation
  • Soil degradation
  • Parasite overpopulation
  • Intense and frequent fires
  • Homogenized vegetation

THE DANGER OF PINE TREES EXPANSION

  • Very thirsty all year-round
  • Carpet of needles blocks rain and light
  • Slow compost
  • Low pH
  • Inedible
  • Promote intense fires
  • Threaten biodiversity

Α Sample of the Trees and Shrubs that will be planted

118 CYPRESS TREES

118 CYPRESS TREES

Cupressus sempervirens

404 ELDERBERRIES

404 ELDERBERRIES

Sambucus nigra

363 PLANE TREES

363 PLANE TREES

Platanus orientalis acerifolia

952 KERMES OAK TREES

952 KERMES OAK TREES

Quercus coccifera

3.103 MASTIC TREES

3.103 MASTIC TREES

Pistacia Lentiscus

2.650 ARBUTUSES

2.650 ARBUTUSES

Arbutus unedo

525 HOLM OAKS

525 HOLM OAKS

Quercus illex

1.290 RHAMNUSES

1.290 RHAMNUSES

Rhamnus alaternus

Α Sample of the Trees and Shrubs that will be planted

118 CYPRESS TREES

118 CYPRESS TREES

Cupressus sempervirens

404 ELDERBERRIES

404 ELDERBERRIES

Sambucus nigra

363 PLANE TREES

363 PLANE TREES

Platanus orientalis acerifolia

952 KERMES OAK TREES

952 KERMES OAK TREES

Quercus coccifera

3.103 MASTIC TREES

3.103 MASTIC TREES

Pistacia Lentiscus

2.650 ARBUTUSES

2.650 ARBUTUSES

Arbutus unedo

525 HOLM OAKS

525 HOLM OAKS

Quercus illex

1.290 RHAMNUSES

1.290 RHAMNUSES

Rhamnus alaternus

Reforestation - The Study

For the realisation of the reforestation initiative, an extensive study on the native flora of the area and on the most up-to-date reforestation methods and practices was carried out, in order to select the appropriate plant species, which will not only bring life back to the forest, but will also protect it by being fire-resistant. The study was out by a multidisciplinary team of experts, led by the internationally awarded landscape architect, Helli Pangalou, responsible for the design of ΤΑΤΟΪ Club’s gardens.

Research & Design Team

Eleni Spyropoulou, Forester-Environmentalist-Landscape Architect, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Ioannis Marsellos, Forester-Environmentalist, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Yiorgos Nikolakopoulos, Forester-Environmentalist, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Andrea Pilavaki, Architect, National Technical University of Athens
Stathis Zimpounoumis, Architect, National Technical University of Athens
Harry Rimer, Anthropologist, Ecology, Environment and Evolution Stanford University
Yiannis Stragkas, Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural University of Athens
Danai Ioannou, Floriculture-Landscape Architect, University of Ioannina
Claire Stamati, Graphic Designer

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