Yekaterinburg: First Trees Planted in Preobrazhensky Park

4 June 2019 (09:26)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, June 4, 2019. The founding ceremony for Preobrazhensky Park took place in Yekaterinburg’s District Akademicheskiy on Saturday, June 1.

Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuivashev, Mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Vysokinsky, and a number of local residents planted the park’s first trees themselves. The fifty-hectare-large park is expected to house 16,000 trees (pine trees, fir trees, rowan-trees, willows, and lime trees) within an eight-hectare-large allotment. The planting ceremony took place on International Children’s Day.

Several hundred young trees got planted during the ceremony all in all. The plan is to plant some 5,000 trees over the weekend altogether.

‘It’s nice to be taking part in a significant and even fateful event that matters to both the district locals and to all of us. We are making a very important thing happen, we are starting a park that will serve District Akademicheskiy’s residents, adults, children, and visitors to the city for many years to come. It is delightful to see so many people contributing to the park-planting event today, not just because the park itself is extremely important, but also because we are putting a bit of ourselves in the project, investing our effort for the good of the future generations,’ said Evgeny Kuivashev.

‘Excavators first started working on the site in 2006. Few people believed back then that the gigantic project for District Akademicheskiy would actually evolve into a new part of the large city of Yekaterinburg. Akademicheskiy is more than just buildings, it’s all about people, parks, quality new roads, and social infrastructure facilities,’ said Alexander Vysokinsky.

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