OAK OF PETER THE GREAT IN KOLPINO
On September 14, 2022, within the framework of the All-Russian Oakwood of Emperor Peter the Great Program and the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of Kolpino, laureates and participants in the Kolpino Nadezhda achievement contest, together with employees of the Sveza plant and representatives of the district administration, planted five seedlings grown from acorns of the memorial oak of the Summer Garden of St. Petersburg. The age of this oak is more than 370 years old, it was planted by Peter I in 1708 already at an adult age and survived all the natural and social disasters that happened to the city during its more than 300-year history. In 2014, the Petrovsky oak of the Summer Garden was given the status of “Tree – a monument of wildlife.”
Planting seedlings from the oak of Peter the Great in the year of the 350th anniversary of the birth of the first Russian emperor is very symbolic. This is an invaluable contribution to the preservation of historical and cultural heritage and a valuable historical natural gene pool.