About 9.000 alder seedlings, which were collected from alder stands in alluvial lands of Andros and matured in the premises of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), were prepared into sowing disks and under controlled conditions for seedbeds for a time period of 3 months in AUA, until they were in a preferable size for transplanting.
At the same time during the last two months, constructions for the preparation of a nursery (shading system, irrigation network and fencing) were implemented in Agadaki Estate (Kairios Library), while the procedures for the acquisition of the necessary supplies for the implementation of alders’ transplanting were finalized.
The relocation of alder seedlings from the AUA to the nursery of Agadaki Estate and their transplanting into special designed bags for maturation (where they will remain until their placement at their final sites of planting in the alder forests of Andros) took place during the period from the 5th to the 11th of June, where the staff of the AUA, Kairios Library and Municipality of Andros participated. Until now the transplanting of 2.500 seedlings has been made successfully, while the procedure is still going and it is expected to be finalized soon.
Transportation of alder seedling from the Agricultural University of Athens premises where first developed.
Transplantation of alder seedlings from sowing discs to the special bags of maturation (Agadaki Estate).
The plantation (Agadaki Estate) with the seedlings in sowing discs (left) and the prepared for transplantation seedlings in the special bags of maturation (right).
The alder seedlings in the special bags of maturation. The color labels indicated the exact origin location (within Andros) of each seed.