Green “Ruins” of the Soviet Union: Kudepstinsky Forest Park

Green “Ruins” of the Soviet Union: Kudepstinsky Forest Park


These sequoias were planted in 1968. Look how they grew up in 50 years. Now their height is 30 meters (98 ft), probably. To be more precise, the height of these trees is 40 meters (131 ft). Sequoia is the tallest tree in the world. Sequoia is the tallest tree in the world. It can reach 110 meters (360 ft) in height. That sequoia was planted in 1957. When sequoia trees grow in the community, they compete with each other. They are actively growing in height. This sequoia tree grows in open space. Therefore this tree is lower and has a wide crown. This is a one-year planting. Here we see how the sequoia and wisteria grow together Wisteria sinensis Wisteria chokes the trees of the sequoia It flattens and shades the trees. As a result, they die. These plantings are younger These trees were planted in 1982. They grew quickly. These sequoia trees are 36 years old. Their height is 40 meters (131 ft). Lightning struck a tree. So beautiful! Japanese Cedar has good self-seedingю Here grow tea plants. Small bushes. Plants of tea grow in the wild. Where else can you see this in Russia. Only here. Indeed, tea plants reproduce well here. When they created a forest park, there were no trees. All native trees were cut down. As a result, only the glades were here. Here the plantation is the most expensive tree. The most expensive tree in the national park. Eucommia ulmoides Gutta-percha tree Here it is. These trees are everywhere. These are gutta-percha trees. Gutta-percha trees were planted in 1968. There was nothing here before. There was a glade. Gutta-percha trees began to be planted when the USSR began to lack rubber. This species was introduced here. The grove of the gutta percha tree extends to there. This is an interesting tree. It appeared here in 1968. It has already “eaten” several gutta-percha trees. … and one hornbeam tree. Soon it will “eat” another tree. A gluttonous tree. This tree was called a “tree of love”, because it hugged this hornbeam tree. They fought for a long time with this hornbeam. These trees are the same age. Look at the bark of the hornbeam. This tree used to be alive before. It “embraced” him. And “eaten” this tree. Now the lengths of the roulette are not enough to measure the diameter of the tree. Sergei, help. I did it. The circumference is 960 cm (31 ft). When I measured the last time, the circumference was longer. The circumference increases by 6.5 cm (2.6 in) every year. When the gutta-percha was planted, there was nothing here. This hornbeam and the “tree of love” have the same age. Is it a sacrificial stone? The priests were sitting here. Gifts were placed on this sacrificial place. Here’s another sacrificial place. Here they tried to create a mixed ecosystem. There is a windbreak. The location is good. You can rest. Look how interesting the trachycarpus was planted Previously, workers of the forest park left 3-5 stems of bamboo per square meter. Now nobody is engaged in this. The remaining stems of bamboo were removed. [bamboo for salad] I’ll make pickles. Levels of molybdenum in water don’t exceed drinking standards The quality of water meets drinking standards The iron content in water is 0.3% It’s great. Is this Ring-cupped oak in the middle? This is camellia Such a big … Wow. Native species penetrated into the ecosystem of camellias Cork oak Do you see camellia shoots? Wow! Here the camellia is actively spreading Yes. Indeed, the camellia is actively spreading. I never ate oyster mushrooms Do you have a knife? Yes. I have. Easy.

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