Participation of PetrSU students in city greening

Students of the Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies took part in the events organized by the administration of the city of Petrozavodsk for the improvement of the urban area.
Students of the Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies, specializing in the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology (Bobko Alexander, Levkin Ilya, Vasyuta Veronika, Svirida Anastasia, Kustikova Margarita, Bogdanova Tatiana, Pavlyukova Ksenia, Vladimirova Veronika, Gudkova Ksenia, Evseeva Darya, Gudkova Daniil, Terekhova Anna, Ivashkova Ulyana), as part of the course “Greening cities” (teacher – Associate Professor V. Androsova), took part in the events organized by the administration of the city of Petrozavodsk for the improvement of the urban area.

The first acquaintance of students with the peculiarities of the landscaping of the city of Petrozavodsk happened with the courtier of the main building of PetrSU, unique in construction: there is a planting of an apple tree, and group plantings of prickly spruces, and a living wall of heart-leaved linden, western thuja and brilliant cotoneaster, unique for Petrozavodsk. The pros and cons of greening the city were considered by students on the example of Lenin Avenue, Student Boulevard and the Park of the 50th Anniversary of the Pioneer Organization.

In the Hyperborean park in front of the administration building, students learned about the peculiarities of growing roses in city flower beds and caring for them. In the square of the City Council, we got acquainted with the new look of the flower bed: in 2020, the place of annual plants was taken by perennial ornamental conifers and deciduous shrubs, decorated in a landscape composition. In Victory Park, we examined examples of the design of parterre lawns on the descent from the street. Titov, the species richness of the park and helped in clearing the park from self-seeding of actively propagating tree species (maple, ash, bird cherry) and harvesting overgrown shrubs (elderberry, caragan).

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