17 Jul, 2018
Armenia is the home to approximately 3,600 plant species, 123 of which are endemic or found nowhere else on the planet. Many of these plants are in jeopardy of becoming endangered through increased deforestation, overuse of water and other resources, and development of land that once provided...
01 Jul, 2018
By Jeanmarie Papelian, Executive Director
When we plant trees at a memorial site in Armenia, focus is often on the meaning the site has to family and individuals closely affiliated with the person being memorialized. As with any permanent legacy, it is seen as a reminder of the lasting impact...
24 Jun, 2018
Armen Poladian is one of ATP's volunteer ambassadors from Cambridge, Ontario. He got involved with ATP for two noble reasons: love and respect for his motherland, and love and respect the planet.
"The fundamental idea of leaving the planet in a better state than we found it engulfs...
13 Jun, 2018
RIND, Armenia--May 25 was a special day in Rind, a beautiful village in Armenia’s southern wine region of Vayots Dzor, as students, teachers, and families gathered to celebrate “last bell” marking the end of the school year.READ MORE
11 Jun, 2018
The major uses of freshwater resources in Armenia are agriculture, hydropower, and drinking water. Climate change projections being made by scientists predict that Armenia, currently considered water abundant, could be at risk of not having enoughffresh waterto adequately supply its population...
30 Mar, 2018
ATP's chief nursery propagator Tigran Palazyan knew at a very young age that he would make a career out of growing and experimenting with plants. When he was a boy of 6–7 years old, his uncle set aside a plot of land at their home, brought him a truckload of fresh soil, and said "this is your area to...READ MORE
25 Oct, 2017
By Jason Sohigian
WOBURN, MA--Climate change is one of the most far-reaching threats facing humanity today. It is already having costly global effects--including in Armenia--on natural systems, public health, and our economy. Some of the effects described by the Union of Concerned Scientists...READ MORE
19 Jan, 2017
Armenia Tree Project’s goal has been to educate future environmental stewards who will make Armenia a place where people and nature co-exist in harmony.
The program was supported by the Ohanian Family of Belmont/Boston from the beginning. Virginia Ohanian made a leadership gift to...READ MORE
26 Oct, 2016
CHIVA, Vayots Dzor--Visitors to Armenia’s wine region may have noticed new activity along the roadside when passing through the small town of Chiva as they travel south from Yerevan. Armenia Tree Project (ATP) put this town on the map by launching its fourth nursery there on October 26.
26 Apr, 2016
AGHAVNAVANK, Armenia--In Armenia, the life of a border village farmer comes at a price. The average farmer working close to the border relies on a soldier guarding the country from dusk till dawn, as he continues to work and provide for his family.
In the days just before the recent tragic clashes...