|Planting of Trees at Yasnaya Polyana|
On April 21, 2017 the most recent (the 10th) stage of the Let’s Preserve Yasnaya Polyana for Future Generations program took place at Yasnaya Polyana. Deputies of the Tula Regional Duma planted in the Fir Trees Behind Chepyzh wood 140 fir tree saplings grown from seed of trees at the estate and 60 fir tree saplings from the Venev Nursery. In the Rhombus Fir Trees wood, 70 young oaks were planted; they were grown in the museum’s plant nursery from acorns of the oak tree that has been growing at Yasnaya Polyana since 1704. Photos >>>
In 1891, fir trees purchased by Sophia Tolstaya from the Shatilovs were planted behind the Chepyzh forest. On October 9, 1891 she wrote in her diary: “In the afternoon, we were planting 2,000 fir trees behind Chepyzh...“
In 1965, fir trees from the Tula Nursery were planted in the same area, but in 2011-2012 half a hectare of that plantation was ruined by bark beetles. Later the area was fully cleaned of dead trees and prepared for the planting of new trees.
The Let‘s Preserve Yasnaya Polyana for Future Generations program has been carried out in the authentic forests of the estate annually since 2007. Over the course of nine years, 4,500 larches, birches, pines, firs, and oaks have been planted.