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Famous tree also called European Larch (Larix decidua)for ship building, the first national forest by Peter the Great is near Roschino for the purpose of growing Larch.

The Lintula Larch Forest, is one of the most famous cultivated forests in northern Europe and it became part of the Unesco's World Heritage list in 1991.

The forest is 3 Kilometers from the center of Roschino and 63 km north-west of St Petersburg.
It was established in 1738 by order of Peter the Great to supply the Russian fleet with timber for shipbuilding.
Ferdinand Gabriel Fockel, a German forest expert, established the oldest stands in 1738?1750 with seed from the Province of Arkhangelsk.
Since then the area of the forest has expanded and now the total area of larch stands is 55.9 ha; 23.5 ha of the ?old stands? established in 1738?1851 still remain.
The Lintula larch (Siberian Larch) stands were famous for their high yield and supplied wood for ship builidng since Peter the Great.

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  • Written Aug 2, 2007
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