Tree planting in Pskov marking the European Cooperation Day 2013 in Russia
Cross Border Cooperation and its contribution to the socio-economic development of the Pskov Oblast was highly appreciated by honorable guests of the opening event  of the tree planting action – representatives of the City and Oblast Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, Consuls of Latvian and Estonian Republics, guests from Tartu City Government. It was as well supported by the students of Pskov State University. Nine grown-up pine trees were planted in Pskov, Russia on 5 September 2013 in a remarkable place, Dendropark near Mirozhsky monastery, where the urban green management project “Green Man” implements its activities. Lead partner of the Project "Green Man" NGO "Chudskoye Project" was co-organizer of the tree planting activity in Pskov.

The event was opened by the Head of JTS of the Programme Unda Ozolina, who said in her speech that joint tree planting is a highly symbolic action, which shows that we work for cooperation in the long term perspective and that the results of our work will be sustainable as the tree lifetime. That is why it was chosen to be the Programme event for the ECDay this year.

Participants of the tree planting showed a good example of cooperation in action, working in international and all-age groups to plant each of nine pines which formed a nice group of trees in the park.

As a conclusion of the event, a picture was taken near the plate commemorating this event and the European Cooperation Day 2013.

Other two tree planting activities organized in cooperation with the “Green Man” Project are going to be taken up in Rēzekne on 10 September and in Tartu on 14 September.