Forest Treasury

The production of planting material is realized in 25 nurseries which are evenly spaced on the whole territory of Serbia. Their total area is 198 ha. The nurseries are located on different altitudes above sea level from 70 m to 1,200 m, with road infrastructure enabling fast and undisturbed transport of planting material to the end user. Average annual production is about 14 million seedlings of various species, age and type.

Besides forest planting material and fruit seedlings, our enterprise is also successfully involved with the production of horticultural planting material, primarily used for arranging urban green spaces. Nurseries that have asserted themselves in the production of decorative planting material are located in Belgrade, Kruševac and Boljevac.

Good infrastructural equipment and implementation of modern technology in planting material production result in high-quality, healthy and resistant planting material. Clear organization, strict conforming to valid standards and carrying out of regulations, from producing of initial material to implementing production technologies, as well as controlling of physical and health condition of the seedlings, guarantee the quality of our products.

In our nurseries, different technologies of planting material production are applied:

  1. production of seedlings with bare root systems and
  2. production of seedlings with coated root systems.

Implementation of various technologies in planting material production makes it possible that our nurseries dispose of different types of planting material. Container seedlings produced in our nurseries, by applying modern automated production lines, prolong the planting period so that seedlings produced in this way can be planted throughout the year.

List of Nurseries download here.

Green Lungs of Serbia

State Enterprise for Forest Management "Srbijašume" is operating based on "good host" principle as it is entrusted with one of the most valuable natural resources in the country - the forest. Since its establishing in 1991, SE "Srbijašume" has afforested more than 27,000 ha of barren land and burnt areas and other sites in Serbia. Forests have a big impact on atmoshere, hydrosphere and pedosphere. Forests are, in a certain way, their creator, protector and stabilizer; they protect the living environment against pollution.

Nowadays, when there is no abundance in forests any more, as development of civilization has significantly reduced areas covered with forests on the whole planet, we are obliged to look after forests, to maintain, tend and enhance them, as well as raise new ones in places where there are none at the moment. The main objective of the forestry sector is to increase contribution to both economic and social development of Serbia. This objective can be met by increasing forests areas, forest productivity, building of roads and infrastructure, as well as through cooperation with other sectors on activating all resources in forest areas.

Other existential natural resources depend on forests, too, e.g. water. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan once said that future world conflicts would arouse just because of water, as there is only 2% of water on the planet that people can use. Little is known about the fact that 1 ha of beech forest retains 500 tonnes of water.

For this reason, the management of State Enterprise "Srbijašume" is continuously enhancing natural resources and increasing areas under forest cover. On the hectar, forests release around 800 kilos of oxygen annually (quantity depends on forest type). Forests ionize air and purify it from dust. In one year, 30 to 35 tonnes of dust are filtrated on one hectar of conifer forest, and 50 to 76 tonnes of dust are filtrated on one hectar of broadleaf forest.

Foresters have ensured, since the founding of "Srbijašume" until now, by raising new forests, the production of additional ca. 22 million kg of oxygen in Serbia.

Foresters plant around 4 million seedlings of broadleaved and coniferous trees per year.

Planted seedlings are carefully looked after, tended (hoed and dusted) and protected.

With good reason we are called "the Green Lungs of Serbia", and we indeed are what we are said to be!