08.10.2021

AGH For.Rest – Planting Trees Together


photos by AGH UST Krakow Student Photo Agency

The AGH UST, together with ZZM [Parks and Landscape Service], has joined the initiative to plant trees in Krakow. The AGH For.Rest event, organised as part of the 103rd inauguration of the academic year, took place on October 8, 2021, in the area of Rybitwy and Golikówka streets. The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management was the initiator and originator of the endeavour.

The place was chosen by the ZZM in Krakow, which allocated a total of 0.55 ha of land for this excellent initiative. This year, the AGH UST celebrated the 103rd inauguration of the academic year, which is why 103 new trees were planted – local species of this region: black alder, durmast oak, and European hornbeam.

In addition to the AGH UST employees and students, the following figures participated in the event: the AGH UST Rector, Professor Jerzy Lis, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management, Professor Marek Cała, representatives of the ZZM in Krakow. The initiative is here to stay and will become a recurrent event. Each year, the number of new trees corresponding to the ordinal number of subsequent inaugurations will be planted.

‘We do not turn a blind eye to the fate of future generations. Consequently, we have joined this initiative to plant trees with enthusiasm. The AGH For.Rest initiative, initiated by the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management, is extremely necessary and beneficial, primarily from the point of view of the environment. We all know how many advantages there are to green spaces, especially in urban areas. Planting trees in celebration of subsequent inaugurations of academic years will become our beautiful tradition. In the coming years, we will plant as many trees as our Alma Mater is old. The maths is easy, in a decade we are going to have an AGH UST forest with more than a thousand trees; and this means a significant input into the next generation’s capital’, said the AGH UST Rector, Professor Jerzy Lis.