Donetsk, Jul 17 — DAN. More than 40 hectares of coniferous and broad-leaved forests have been planted in the Donetsk People’s Republic since the beginning of this year, said chairman of the DPR State Forestry and Game Management Committee Alexey Shebalkov.

“We’ve planted Crimean pines, white acacia, ash and oak trees and maples on an area of 42 hectares in Shakhtyorsk, and the Amvrosiyevka, Telmanovo and Starobeshevo districts, ” Shebalkov told the Donetsk News Agency.

Earlier reports said that fire danger period was been announced in the region from April 1 to November 1. It is prohibited to drive into forests, and in intense heat, forest areas are closed to all visitors. The DPR Forestry Forestry and Game Management Committee has launched wildfire prevention patrols.*jk