October 22 International Day of Tree Planting Forestry specialists of the Technical University of Georgia joined in the restoration of the forest damaged by fire in August 2008 and 2017 in Borjomi Valley, in the village of Daba, the activities were carried out related to the tree planting day. More than 100 coniferous seedlings grown at National nursery were planted by students in supervision of forester- specialists in the adjacent areas of the village Daba. Natia Iordanishvili, the Deputy Head of LEPL National Forestry Agency informed the students about forest restoration project. As of today, up to 50,000 coniferous species have been planted in the damaged area. The forest perimeter damaged by fire in Borjomi Gorge totals 943 ha. At the first phase (2018-2019), 250 ha area will be rehabilitated. The forest will be restored on 144 ha area, where up to 400 000 seeds will be planted in October-November, 2018.The works will be renewed in the spring of 2019. The International Day of Tree Planting was founded in 1874. Its founder is the American botanist and US Secretary for Agriculture, Sterling Morton.