A "High Speed Train Lavender Forest" was created by the Izmir Regional Directorate of Forestry, Manisa Forestry Operation Directorate, at a point that sees the high-speed train route in Yağcılar District of Manisa's Yunusemre district. The first lavender saplings to the High Speed Train Lavender Forest Manisa Governor Yaşar Karadeniz, Manisa Celal Bayar University Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ataç, Manisa Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Brigadier General Selçuk Yıldırım, İzmir Regional Director of Forestry Zafer Derince, Şehzadeler District Governor Cemal Hüsnü Çaykara, Yunusemre Deputy Mayor Şaver Yüksel, Manisa Forestry Operation Manager İlker Özdemir, protocol members and Manisa Forestry Management Directorate personnel and workers.
Making a speech at the ceremony, İzmir Regional Director of Forestry Zafer Derince said, “This is an area of 110 decares. Here we will plant lavender on 80 acres of land. We will plant medicinal and aromatic plants in areas other than that. We want to plant 3 thyme, 3 laurels, 3 rosemary medicinal aromatic plants. We named it the Fast Train Lavender Forest. When the high-speed train passes here, people will visually see lavender here. In addition, in order to raise awareness of the local residents, that these are an economic value, foresters plant such plants outside the trees and that these places are economically valuable to them. kazanWe will tell you that it will bring three and that these places should be protected”.
Stating that the lavender forest created on the route where the high-speed train will pass through Manisa will add a visual beauty to the region, Manisa Governor Yaşar Karadeniz said:
“It is a very important project for our city. Our transportation to Istanbul has become very close, but we still have a distance from Ankara. The high-speed train will shorten this distance for our city. However, it is a project that will make travelers remember this place in their minds. The forest should not be seen as just afforestation. I know that the protection of wildlife, the production of economic value from forest areas and other forestry activities are very important in our forestry afforestation. I am sure that there are these studies here as well. I think the lavender forest that we will plant will set an example for these works. "
Following the speeches, the first lavender plantings were made and life water was given to the "High Speed Train Lavender Forest", which was created by the protocol members on an area of 80 decares.