We have chosen 18 unique Community Tree Planting sites for sponsorship in 2019. Your gift will support training, tree planting, and monitoring of the site. In addition, we couple tree planting with environmental education in the community and local schools, so site sponsors will also support these complementary initiatives. Sponsorships range from $7,500 to $50,000, depending on site size and location.
Sponsored by the Aznoian Family in Memory of Nicholas Aznoian
Aznoian Family and Aknashen Village Leadership
Known for growing grapes since the early 19th Century, Aknashen has become a champion for producing mouthwatering plums, peaches, and apples. ATP has partnered with village leadership of Aknashen to design a program to help people thrive. Since then ATP has planted 4,668 trees in Aknashen including 8-10 fruit and nut trees given to each of the 450 families in the village. These trees are a source of food along with income for the families, helping them to move towards independence.
This work was sponsored by Mrs. Grace Aznoian and her family in memory of her husband Nicholas, one of ATP’s most ardent supporters.
“We knew about all of the good work ATP has been doing, and we knew Nick was a strong advocate for supporting the planting efforts. But we didn’t realize the scope of the project and how much of an impact is has on the lives of village families until we made this visit. The distribution of hundreds of fruit trees to the families is a major undertaking, and we know Nick would have been proud of this effort.”
- Lynn Aznoian following her visit and plaque dedication in 2018
In the coming year, ATP plans to plant another 150 trees in the community forest and 250 trees and shrubs around the local school. We will also expand the environmental education program in the village.
FAMILIES RECEIVED 8-10 FRUIT & NUT TREES
Since 2017, ATP has planted 370 fruit, nut, and decorative trees on the grounds of Goris School No. 6. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 100 trees and include the school in its environmental educational plans with a class on biodiversity.
Since 2013, ATP has planted 696 trees on the grounds of Metsamor High School No. 2. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 80 forsythia shrubs, 10 apricots trees, and 5 peach at the school and introduce environmental education lessons on water.
Since 1999, ATP has planted 849 fruit and decorative trees at the Arbes Health Center for Children with Special Needs, including sweet cherry and apricot. Arbes was established in 1999 in the reconstructed building of the Arabkir Children’s Hospital.
Since 2005, ATP has provided 2,016 fruit and decorative trees to families in the Silikian district of Yerevan, which was established by the Norwegian Refugee Council. In the coming year, ATP will include the community schools in its environmental educational plans.
Since 2000, ATP has planted 879 fruit, nut, and decorative trees at St. Harutyun Church in Geghakert Village. ATP plans to plant another 20 apricot, pear, and peach trees on the church grounds in 2019.
Since 2013, ATP has planted 1,410 fruit and decorative trees at the Aram Manukian Military Training School. In the coming year, ATP plans to add another 100 trees to the grounds and conduct environmental education lessons for the young scouts.
Since 2010, ATP has planted 225 fruit and decorative trees at Nerkin Khndzoresk School and given 2,560 fruit and nut trees to families in this southern village on the border with Azerbaijan. In the coming year, ATP plans to visit the school to introduce environmental education lessons.
Since 2010, ATP has planted more than 350 apple and pear trees on the grounds of the Khdnzoresk Village School and greened a memorial park commemorating the genocide. In the coming year, ATP plans to visit the school to introduce environmental education lessons.
Since 2002, ATP has planted 3,318 fruit and decorative trees on the grounds of Metsamor’s St. Ghazar Church. In the coming year, ATP plans to include youth from the community in its environmental education programs in partnership with the Family and Community NGO.
Since 2006, ATP has provided 3,041 trees to Nor Kyank Village including the establishment of a small community forest. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 200 trees and include the community school in its environmental educational plans.
Since 2013, ATP has planted 3,775 trees in the town of Maralik. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 400 decorative trees and shrubs, and include the community schools in its environmental educational programs.
Since 2008, ATP has planted 2,565 trees in Berdzor (Lachin) including St. Ascension Church and distributed 1,280 fruit trees to families in the town. In the coming year, ATP plans to include the community schools in its environmental educational programs.
Since 2011, ATP has planted 2,134 trees at the Armenian Lighthouse Charitable Foundation in Ptghunk Village, including 54 fruit trees. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 160 trees and to include the mothers and children in our environmental education programs.
Since 2016, ATP has planted 5,634 trees to establish a new community forest in Sarukhan Village, including 190 fruit trees. In the coming year, ATP will plant another 1,000 trees and continue to work at the community school with its environmental education lessons.
Since 2013, ATP has planted 3,297 fruit, nut, and decorative trees at Halidzor Station, which is the aerial tramway that leads to Tatev Monastery and distributed fruit trees to 115 families. In the coming year, ATP will present environmental education lessons at the village school.
Since 2014, ATP has planted 1,897 trees in Movses, a village on the tense border with Azerbaijan, including the distribution of fruit trees to every family. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant an additional 100 trees and introduce environmental education in the school.
Since 2002, ATP has planted 4,382 fruit and decorative trees at the Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp in Tsakhkadzor. This summer, ATP’s environmental education team will visit the camp to present lessons on the importance of forests.
Since 1996, ATP has planted 2,998 fruit and decorative trees on the grounds of Malatia Sebastia’s Kindergarten No. 78. In the coming year, ATP plans to plant another 150 trees and include the young students in its environmental education lessons.