Conifers (Coniferae) of V. L. Komarov Botanical Institute Otradnoje Research Station
There are 80 taxa of conifers in Arboretum of Otradnoje Research Station of Komarov Botanical Institute RAS (established in 1946 at Priozersky district of Leningrad region, 110 km North of Saint-Petersburg), including all 4 native species. They belong to 11 genera of 3 families. The richest genus is Picea (18 taxa) followed by Pinus (14 taxa). After many years trials 38 species and forms may be considered to be promising for cultivation in larger scale as the most winterhardy, stable to pests and diseases. Otradnoje Station is the important centre of arboriculture for the whole Karel Isthmus, Valaam Island of Ladoga Lake, South Karelia and adjacent areas of Finland. It is situated at more severe climatic conditions comparing with Saint-Petersburg, and the tests of exotic trees and shrubs here are of considerable scientific and practical value for summarizing results of introduction at the North-Western Russia, for development of horticulture, gardening and forestry. Refs 7.
conifers, arboriculture, Otradnoje Research Station
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