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The Botanical Gardens on the premises of Moscow State University has suffered losses as a spell of very cold weather continues in Moscow for several weeks
The Botanical Gardens on the premises of Moscow State University has suffered losses as a spell of very cold weather continues in Moscow for several weeks. Air temperatures dropping to around 30 degrees below zero have split a trunk of an old ash-tree, ruined a walnut tree that turned into an ice-bound log, and damaged several apricot trees despite desperate efforts made by the Gardens' attendants to save them. The loss of the old ash-tree, that was a rare specie planted early in the 20th century by then- director of the Botanical Gardens Professor Ivan Gorozhankin, is a pity to everyone, said senior expert, who supervises the Botanical Gardens, Nikolai Zelenov. The ash-tree was the only specie of that kind at the University Botanical Gardens, and even taking cuttings of the tree could not have saved it, Zelenov told Tass. He also expressed concern over the condition of a magnolia tree, a subtropical plant that might not survive under such low air temperatures. Luckily, African water- lilies kept in a warm basement feel quite comfortable there, Zelenov said. Over the past few weeks much fewer visitors have been seen in the Botanical Gardens, but much more guests with babies' perambulators have been frequenting the Botanical Gardens’ greenhouse shielded with glass on particularly cold days, where babies are taken out for regular strolls without any threat to their health, the Gardens’ attendants said.
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