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“Sholokhov Sword” in Forestry Service

27.03.2015

On March, 27, the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov held a campaign “Grow the Forest for Descendants” dedicated to the 110th anniversary of M.A.Sholokhov in the forest area of the children and youth environmental movement “Sholokhov Source”.

During the planting work there was used the first tested “Sholokhov Sword”, a tool made by the masters of blacksmith forging from the Voronezh Region and presented to the Museum at the 30th anniversary of its foundation. Like the well-known Kolesov Sword, it was designed for planting forest cultures and symbolizes a great creative work of the Deputy M.A.Sholokhov on forest conservation in our country. A.M.Sholokhov, Director of the Museum-Reserve, armed with the “Sword” planted the first saplings to start the tree planting campaign.

The forest area is a symbol of friendship of peoples and a kind of a proving ground on acclimation of the tree species from various natural areas. The members of the campaign planted Crimean pine, oak, rowan, acacia, apple-tree, maple, calligonum and eurotia. These trees were chosen not casually: according to the majority of Internet voting they are green symbols of the Russian regions and prevailing species in the local forests. Thus on the site of the Moscow Region the main species of Crimean pine was added with an accompanying species of Acer platanoides; on the site of the Tula Region mountain ash was planted; on the Belgorod Region site – oak; in the region of Michurinsk (the site of the Tambov Region) apple-tree was planted; the forest sites of Kalmykia and the Astrakhan Region were added with saplings of calligonum and eurotia. The elm has become a symbol of Kazakhstan.

We hope that all the trees planted will take root, grow, develop and delight us and our descendants.

 

Elena Soldatova

Alexander Sivolobov