Dear colleagues and clients,
While waiting for the new harvest of forest seeds in 2019 we at ARBOR.BG team want to share with you our achievements in 2018. Of course nature is unpredictable, but whatever happens, our company is always trying to maintain uncompromising quality justified by years.
The year was full of challenges and work, both on terrain and in the indoor environment.
In Europe, the effect of global warming is only visible in the past decade. Over the last three or four years, we have also faced it, with the tendency for declining yields, the full seed years are for smaller sections of the plantations. However, due to the wide range of areas our company covers and the approximately good year for the coniferous trees, we managed to process over 0.5t. coniferous seeds, most of which are Mountain pine (Pinus mugo), Austrian pine or Black pine (Pinus nigra), Silver fir (Abies alba) and Scott pine (Pinus sylvestris).
In this situation, of worsening meteorological conditions, extremely important for us is the optimization of production processes, in line with the expectations for a better harvest. Alas, even a maximum-optimized process, was not sufficient enough for excellent results for Black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) and Balkan pine(Pinus peuce) as the seeds had low germination. The reason for these low scores was never explained by our specialists.
On the other hand, the coniferous seeds obtained as a consequence of our processing have undoubtedly reached 99.4% purity despite the lower yield comparing with previous years.
Regarding deciduous species for our customers in Western Europe, our team has managed to obtain over 15t. reproductive materials from Red oak (Quercus rubra), Common oak (Quercus robur) and nearly 5t. of Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa). With the results achieved and efficient work, we believe we can confidently offer our customers seed collection and treatment services in the future.
As mentioned above, the broad-leaved harvest in Bulgaria did not achieve the desired expectations, and it was a great achievement for us that we managed to get more than 3t. of Downy oak (Quercus pubescens) in the Western Rhodopes.
Throughout the year, expeditions and examinations were conducted in different forest areas to predict the harvest. Achieving the necessary result, we believe that this is the right approach to our forestry activities and next year we will continue with the inspections to provide for another consecutive year with yet uncompromising quality.
We wish you best regards and successful year,