First winter in Bubuieci

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December 2015 was totally dedicated to Bubuieci – monitoring, mulching, exploring, preparing territory for new plantings and even adding new trees and bushes.
This was the time for us to become acknowledged with the whole territory and to realize what a number of two thousand and something actually means. That’s when you see one wrongly planted tree, and replant it, and than another one, and another one, until the sky goes dark. That’s when you mulch trees, and mulch more than 80 of them, and still you go and see so many bare ones. That’s when you plant around 30 new trees and they become lost among hundreds. That’s when there are such big borders to observe.

At the beginning of December, we added some pine trees from a forest close to Chisinau – there they were too many, certainly won’t be able to survive all, and here they were to get another chance.
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Then, there was cleaning new territory for more conifers, or maybe oaks. Without a trimmer and in a small team that’s a long, but beautiful process.
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So many colorful sunsets over Bubuieci make you want to invite more people – not only to work, but also to enjoy the sky…
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Then, enemies come… numerous discussions with the herdsmen in order to try to stop them from invading the park’s territory.
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Like a stream.
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Planting more trees…
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And examining the findings. This was produced on November 21, 2005 – 10 years ago.
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Then, bringing some organic waste from our homes in order to improve the soil, at least a bit.
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More monitoring – the cows might also come up…
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Seeding a protection line of dog rose on the furthest border.
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Putting a guard elm tree there as well – so that it grows high and notifies everyone: here the park begins.
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Gathering old grass for mulching.
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Noticing new things on the way – here even grass’ and weeds’ roots do not prevent soil from sliding… we’ll have to do something soon.
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Mulch ready for distribution.
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Haphazardly planted bird cherries – we’ll be replanting them soon.
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Traces of human civilization, still.
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And signs of some living creatures prospering here.
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Very difficult to leave the place with each sunset…
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December 27th – planting a few tens of small pine trees.
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More trash coming up/
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We have to make larger holes and fill them with better soil.
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We also brought old pine needles to make the seedlings feel better in a new place.
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It was possible to work in the “field” until the very end of December – and then, at New Year, the cold and the snow came.
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No footprints…
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Just trees, some just with snow pillows, some with hay ones as well.
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Straightened bird cherries.
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That’s a new winter.
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