Update #6 / May 20, 2021

Despite many setbacks we had in the past 2 years which included nothing less than the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and COVID-19 global pandemic we are now back and very excited to announce the first of three events planned for 2021.

Spring 2021 - 28th - 30th May

We have kept the upcoming event a little bit under the wraps (sorry for that) but we didn’t want to jinx it. After what happened in the past, I think it was a smart move.

Over the past weeks we have been organising the next event taking place next week! We’re taking 2 000 trees + additional 500 trees donated by Porsche Albania Sh.p.k. to Lure to plant them.

I would really like to thank everyone in the team and especially our donors, partners and volunteers for their patience and trust and I’ll be very happy to post updates from Lurë next week.

You can follow the event on Instagram and Facebook.

Autumn 2021 - September & October

While the focus is currently on the next week event of course we worked on the plan for 2021 autumn activities.

We need to come back to Lurë in September to inspect and maintain the trees we plant. We don’t want to just plant trees and leave. It is important to see which trees have survived and which need a bit of help and protection. September will also be ideal to prepare the area for planting in October.

In October we plan to execute the second phase of our 2021 schedule and we aim to plant another 2 500 trees.

We need help!

For September and October we’re looking for donations and partners so if you want a tree, two or a hundred be planted on your behalf, consider donating.

You can also join us as a volunteer in Lurë and plant trees yourself or help us in many other other ways.

What’s next?

It’s early for the grand plans, especially with COVID-19 still looming in the background so I’d like to just say that it would be great a success to organise 3 events in Lurë national park this year and repeat the same in 2022.

If we are successful, we will bring 10 000 trees back to Lurë national park.

On behalf of the whole team,


Update #19: Overview of the 2023 / January 28, 2024

Overview and Brochure of our work in 2023, what a busy year it was!

Update #18: 10,081 planted in Autumn 2023 / December 15, 2023

We planted another 10,081 trees in 2023 bringing total number up to 22,793!

Update #17: Organising school events in 2023 / December 7, 2023

Organising school events in 2023

Update #16: Dorjan leaving Trees for Lurë / July 10, 2023

Dorjan decided to leave the project and focus on new exciting opportunities.

Update #15: Preparing seeds of Pinus nigra, Pinus peuce and Abies alba for planting / April 11, 2023

Seeds to grow 11 000 seedlings in our nursery are being prepared.

Update #14: Planting 10 000 trees!!! / October 17, 2022

10 000 trees! That’s pushing our effort to the next level!

Update #13: 78% survival rate in the 1st year / September 13, 2022

78% survival rate, issues we enountered and lessons learned.

Update #12: Partnerships, Tree Nursery & Spring planting / May 25, 2022

Partnerships, Tree Nursery & Spring planting

Update #11: Finance 2019–2021 / January 27, 2022

How did we use donations in years 2019–2021?

Update #10 / October 25, 2021

Choosing the right planting material and supplier.

Update #9 / October 1, 2021

We dug 2550 holes! AdZM project changes, local community support and new ways to donate.

Update #8 / September 21, 2021

Green light for 2500 trees, new species, new area and seeds!

Update #7 / July 20, 2021

Snow in late May, paperwork and plans for the Autumn 2021.

Update #6 / May 20, 2021

We are back! The 1st event of 2021 takes place 28th-30th May, we are planting 2 500 trees in Lurë!

Update #5 / April 21, 2020

First, there was an earthquake, and now we have COVID-19 global pandemic

Update #4 / December 16, 2019

Earthquake, why we planted 51 trees and What’s next?

Update #3 / November 26, 2019

Earthquake, 2019 canceled, earthquake relief volunteering

Update #2 / November 24, 2019

More volunteers and donors, getting ready for next week, Help the Child! update and TV, Radio, Czech Embassy.

Update #1 / November 15, 2019

Welcome Scout Tirana 1, Make child happy!, new team members, stickers and exciting partners.