The Volga Delta is the intersection of the flyways of numerous waterfowl and near-water birds. Astrakhan Nature Reserve is located within the global transcontinental migratory route of birds, which indicates the undoubted outstanding importance of the territory for the conservation of biodiversity. In order to preserve and restore the only indigenous type of woody vegetation, it is necessary to produce forests of white willow. In addition, unlike other stands, willow forests in the reserve are the habitat of a number of rare and endangered bird species listed in the Red Data Books of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Russian Federation: Dalmatian Pelican, White-eyed Duck, Marble Teal, Saker Falcon, etc. On this Obzhorovsky site of the Astrakhan reserve, on an area of 5 hectares, on the left bank of the Ovchinnikov channel, 3125 white willow forest cultures will be planted. Planting dates are due to soil moisture, therefore planting is carried out at the end of April - beginning of May 2017, before the start of floods in the Volga delta. Placing crops 4 mx 4 m in 4 rows. The planting of crops is designed only along the edge of the riverbanks along the channels.