Eastern Siberia, which includes the Irkutsk region, is distinguished by a variety of forest species. Their composition is dominated by larch (76%), in the west - Siberian, and in the rest of the territory - Daurian, pine (10%), birch and aspen (6%), cedar (3%) and dwarf cedar (4%). In the north of the Irkutsk region, deciduous forests play the main role. Spruce forests are mainly found along rivers, streams, streams and on the northern slopes of the mountains. About 7,000,000 hectares are occupied by cedar forests, which is 12%.
The climate of the Irkutsk region is sharply continental, with long cold winters and short, but hot and dry summers. Due to the specified climatic indicators, there are frequent cases of forest fires, which, unfortunately, cause significant damage to the forest resources of the region. This is why reforestation programs are especially important here.
Fortunately, thanks to the "Give a forest to a friend" program of the Post Bank, today everyone can become a participant in a forest restoration project. So, one of the territories where urgent assistance is needed is the site of the Gorokhovsky district forestry of the Irkutsk forestry enterprise, which lost about 100 hectares of forest due to a strong fire. To restore this site, it is planned to plant Scots pine.