The Mirak Family Reforestation Tree Nursery opened in Margahovit village in 2005 sponsored by the Mirak family in honor of Mr. and Mrs. John and Artemis Mirak, genocide survivors who settled in America. The nursery supports ATP’s forestry activities and has the capacity to grow one million tree seedlings. It has provided 15 tree species and currently employs 15 local villagers full time. As of the 2016 spring planting season, all 3,789,720 seedlings planted by the forestry program have been propagated in Mirak nursery.

Facts about the Mirak Nursery:

  • Varieties of trees grown – ash, pine, wild apple, wild pear, oak beech
  • Over 1,000kg (2,200lbs) of seeds sown annually
  • A new pipeline installed provided water to the nursery and 32 village families
  • All 90 hectares of land secured in Tashir were planted with Mirak seedlings in 2016-2017
  • A new greenhouse provides higher survival rate for other types of seedlings to be planted throughout the other regions of Armenia.


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