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International Competition for family projects

 

 

International Competition for family projects
the study and protection of trees in urban environments

Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью!
- Tver, Russia -

«We are responsible for those, whom we have tamed»

Antoine de Saint Exupery  

 

   

News of competition

20.05.2016. Happy birthday, rowan. Good Friend - National Park "Plescheevo Lake" for the second year are the curators of our common competition "Adopt a Tree!" in Perslavl Zalessky area. This season started the second stage of the Competition, for the family teams, who acceded to in 2014.

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9.05.2016. Soul of the Great Victory! Joyful and sad, pale and furious, heart and eternal, forever, for all of us Celebration of Victory! Pass the year, leaving the veterans and the children of the war, but it remains a memory living memory.

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02.12.2015. More Trees in every family! November 20, 2015 passed 1 year summarizing the regional round of the International Competition of family projects the study and protection of trees «Adopt a Tree!» from our friends and partners in Pereslavl.

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27.09.2015. Flight winners. Concluded the regular regional stage of our common Competition «Adopt a Tree!" in Kamchatka. Regional Competition curator in Kamchatka is our friends from the Kronotsky Nature Reserve.

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30.08.2015. Hiroshima, My Love. Many years ago, at the beginning of the distant seventies of the last century, was made a joint Japanese-Russian film called "Moscow, My Love." A touching love story of a Japanese girl and a Russian guy. Love romantic, truly beautiful and tragic.

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18.05.2015. Friends meeting. Our friends at the National Park "Lake Pleshcheyevo" continue its remarkable stage of the International Competition of family projects «Adopt a Tree!".

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9.05.2015. Victory Day in the shade of the birch trees. 70 years have passed since the Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War - the Second World War. Holidays do not age, but aging people, human memory fades.

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13.03.2015. Wonderful start in Pereslavl! Our friends - National Park " Lake Pleshcheyevo" became the curator of the regional stage of the International Competition for family projects the study and protection of trees «Adopt a Tree!» recently.

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27.01.2015. Miracles near. Each news article on how to pass our common good and wonderful family projects International competition "Adopt a Tree!" fills us with joy. Already nine regions in Russia joined the Competition.

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11.10.2014. With love to the trees and to life. Our wonderful family International Competition for the study and protection of trees "Adopt a Tree!" has found a new "home" in another region of Russia.

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30.09.2014. Gift from Reserve. Our common good and a great Competition «Adopt a Tree!» continues. In Kamchatka Competition oversees Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve. Families who participate in the Competition, Kronotsky prepared awesome gift.

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06.08.2014. Day open heart! Day open heart was in the Garden for the first time. This Memorial Day, a day of faith, a day of hope. August 6 whole world remembers the terrible tragedy - the day of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. We must remember this.

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18.07.2014. Ancient city - keepers of life histories of trees and people. Wonderful two-day meeting was held in our garden. We met friends from Dendrology Garden named S.F.Haritonov of the National park "Pleshcheyevo Lake" (Pereslavl-Zalessky).

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09.06.2014. Alley of Russia - with love from the Crimea! June 4, at the Botanical Garden of Tver State University held a visiting meeting of the working group in the framework of the Tver Region All-Russian project "Alley of Russia".

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09.05.2014. Soul Victory! What tree symbol of Russia? Probably a lot of trees. But gentle and proud soul of Russia is undoubtedly beauty birch! Our common Competition "Adopt a Tree!" Gave us an amazing, wonderful, just extraordinary happiness - familiarity with the tree of our Victory.

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15.04.2014. Do not part with trees! This idea has repeatedly voiced members of the second season of the International competition "Adopt a Tree!" Kamchatka. In Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve were defended family projects.

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03.11.2013. The holiday is celebrated rowan. In Kamchatka completed the second year of the International competition «Adopt a Tree!». So, it's time to spend the holidays devoted trees. Employees Kronotsky reserve visited on these holidays.

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17.09.2013. Trees as a symbol of friendship and unity of the world. In our garden is visited by many guests. But there are very dear guests and a very memorable event. We conversed, rejoicing in the meeting, and when it's time to leave, of course, are sad.

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21.06.2013. "Green" gifts. Contestants «Adopt a Tree!» Kamchatka got special gifts. Kronotskiy Reserve gave participants of the first and second year of the Competition «Adopt a Tree!» coniferous and fruit trees. Since most of the team captains - preschoolers, trees decorated courtyards kindergartens.

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20.06.2013. New families - new trees. Five Kamchatka families this year joined the Competition «Adopt a Tree!».
Bird cherry, lilac, mountain ash and oak adopted family of Elizovskiy area and Vilyuchinsk. Kronotskiy Reserve completed this year, applications for participation in the new stage of the competition «Adopt a Tree!».

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18.06.2013. Welcome to our family! Botanical Garden of Tver State University joined the project "Green Legacy Hiroshima" http://www.unitar.org/greenlegacyhiroshima back in 2012.
"Green Legacy Hiroshima" is an initiative to spread throughout the world of seeds and seedlings of trees that survived the atomic bombing in 1945.

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31.05.2013. The joy of communication. Our friends, the curator of the regional stage of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» in Irkutsk and the Irkutsk region - Children's Art House number 2, an active phase of the first year of the Competition. In Irkutsk, the application for participation in the competition submitted 6 family teams.

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22.05.2013. Absolutely fascinating! Recall that in 2012 Kronotskiy Reserve became the curator of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» - Kamchatka. In the first stage of the Competition participated 6 families from the Elizovskiy area. Our overall competition continues on the Kamchatka Peninsula and the curators want to introduce us to his new party.

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09.05.2013. Birch Victory! Beautiful birch - a symbol of Russia, gentle and proud tree as the soul of our country! Our overall contest «Adopt a Tree!» gave us an amazing, wonderful, just extraordinary happiness - a meeting with the tree of our victory. Beauty Birch in the center of Tver was planted just 9 May 1945.

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01.05.2013. Royal oak. May 1 in the old center of the city of Tver in historic parkland, planted unique, perhaps the oldest trees in our city, was celebrated work.
One of the oldest parks in Tver is now next to the city hospital. This park was created in 1776 on the site of the monastery's land as a place of amusement.

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10.02.2013. The first "date")). The Botanical Garden of Peter the Great (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) held its first meeting of the participants of the project "Adopt a Tree!". The curators of the regional stage of the competition in St. Petersburg are grateful to all the teams, whose representatives were able to attend.

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09.02.2013. A new friend - a new site. The curator of the regional stage of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» n Irkutsk and the Irkutsk region - Children's Art House №2 has a new great site. This site is dedicated to ecological programs Children's Art House. The site is called very symbolic - the "Green House." We are very pleased that one of the sections of this site is entirely devoted to the Competition «Adopt a Tree!».

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25.12.2012. "New friend". Completed its first year of International competition «Adopt a Tree!» in the Kamchatka region. The curator of the Competition in Russia is the Botanical Garden of Tver State University. Stage of the Competition in the Kamchatka region supervised Kronotsky Biosphere Reserve.

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21.12.2012. Nine virtues. The regional phase of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» in the Zabajkalsky region (Russia) wonderful project continues Tudunov’s family team from the village Novoorlovsky Agin District. The project is called the coincidence "Two sons and three paws - a daughter."

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17.12.2012. "The Tree-sky". Completed the second year of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» Zabajkalsky region. The curator of the regional stage - Zabajkalsky Botanical Garden (Chita, Russia). In this region of Russia family teams in projects not only interesting, but also filled with the folk traditions of the region.

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2.12.2012. 8th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens. From 12 to 16 November in Mexico City took place on 8th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens “Education and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation "under the auspices of BGCI and the Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology of Mexico (UNAM).

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23.11.2012. "Finishing" line of the first year of competition in Kamchatka.
In Kamchatka, the end of the first year of the international competition "Adopt a Tree!". Competition in Kamchatka oversees Kronotsky Reserve. For curators received 6 family projects.

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19.10.2012. Competition «Adopt a Tree!»  already in St.Petersburg.  

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05.10.2012. Every man should plant a tree! Russian proverb: "Every man should plant a tree, build a house and raise a son" is known to everyone in Russia. Folk wisdom deserves attention! But it turns out, not only in Russia, planting a tree is a tradition for the men of noble, honorable and important. October 2 at the old park in our garden, a new "resident".

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18. 09.2012. Tree of Goethe. A wonderful autumn day was special for our garden and the students and teachers of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and International Communication. Friendly and cheerful "family department" took under his care small tree Ginkgo biloba L. Teachers and students are put your tree in the old park Garden.

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10.09.2012. Green Legacy Hiroshima. Botanical Garden of Tver State University plans to join the “Green Legacy Hiroshima" - http://www.unitar.org/greenlegacyhiroshima.

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14.08.2012. First there was a tree!  When friends come to visit this wonderful!  And when the relatives come to visit it even more beautiful.  A remarkable tradition of planting trees on their wedding day in the Garden for more than 10 years.

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25.06.2012. Seminar on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Employees of the department of environmental education Kronotsky Nature Reserve held a workshop for participants of the first stage of the competition "Adopt a Tree!".

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10.06.2012. Good tree. A wonderful gift to have friends to the 10th anniversary of the wedding Elvira Dudina and Busygin Sergei. They are invited to this wonderful couple for a walk in the garden. Ten years of married life - long enough to mark it with something special.

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04.06.2012. Our guests from Kamchatka. Wonderful guests took Botanic Garden of Tver State University. Our partners in distant Kamchatka Kronotsky reserve officers visited the garden on an educational visit.

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30.05.2012. "Green" student. A wonderful team of students and teachers Tver State University Department of Economics (Management Direction) supplemented with a new "green" student.

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19.05.2012. Keep your roots. In 2011, the Trans-Baikal Botanical Garden was the curator of the International Competition of family projects for the study and protection of trees in the city «Adopt a Tree!  in the Trans-Baikal region.

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15.05.2012. Each tree needs its own family!
Spring in Kamchatka finally comes, but the snow still lying in the street.

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09.05.2012. Scarlet ribbon on a white birch tree! On the day of the Great Feast of weeping white birch congratulating the same age as the Great Victory Day! May 9, 1945 Vladimir broths with her sister Eugenia planted birch.

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04.05.2012. Pride of conifer collection «Lollipop".
In the Tver region continues Stage 2 of the International Competition of family projects, "Adopt a Tree!". The curators of the Tver stage, the staff of the Botanical Garden of Tver State University were invited to a festival family tree to one of the Tver teams. The project is called "The Pride of conifer collection" Lollipop ".

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10.04.2012. An official launch of the regional stage of the International Competition «Adopt a Tree!» in the Yaroslavl region. The curator of the regional stage is the Botanical Garden of the Yaroslavl Pedagogical University. This is the fifth region in Russia, which is hosting the Competition.

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01.03.2012. There was alaunchof the regional stageof the competitionof the InternationalFamilyProject"Adopt a Tree!" in the Kamchatka region. The curatorat theKamchatkastage of the competitionbecame theKronotskyNature Reserve.

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Our friends - the family members of the competition "Adopt a Tree!” continue to talk about holidays, which under the second year of the contest they held for their adopted tree. Konyukhov Family from Tver gave his family the apple tree and its guests a wonderful and joyous holiday for 18 September.

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26.11.2011. Team of Danilov Family from the village continues to Redkino in International competition “Adopt a Tree!”. His project "Linden of beekeeper." Dreams Danilov family that ever under their beloved linden bee apiary will begin to come true.

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11.11.2011. Our wonderful competition “Adopt a Tree!” going on. For the second season the team Koryhnovskaja starting secondary school continues its competitive project "Country beauty."

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December 2010. In Tver stage of the competition "Adopt a Tree!" was prepared and published a new booklet Botanic Garden of Tver State University with information about the competition, its participants and partners. Also prepared and published a series of 10 bookmarks "Trees of Tver."

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25.12.2010. It was a wonderful winter day! This day was a holiday in our Garden "Living Christmas Tree". But in the morning in the Garden, all participants gathered family teams of the competition "Adopt a Tree!" of Tver. We brought the wood, light the fire and talked...! We met, talked about themselves and their trees. The team captains made a presentation of their entire family projects.

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October-November 2010. From October 15 to November 15, 2010 in the framework of cooperation is visiting Yury Naumtsev - Director of the Botanic Garden of Tver State University in Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (USA). During this period, lectures were held for staff Arboretum, faculty and post-graduate students at the University of Minnesota with an overview of the results of a 10-year collaboration, including the first results of joint competition "Adopt a Tree!". There were meetings with the participants of the competition in Minnesota.

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3.10.2010. To our competition, "Adopt a Tree!” joined the family of rector of the Tver State University Andrey Belotserkovsky. The Belotserkovsky family planted a small ash-leaved maple variety "Elegans" in our botanical garden in his daughter's birthday.

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03.10.2010 In our Garden was a master-class for volunteers youth organization "ECA". The Program of the organization, "ECA" "More Oxygen" is valid throughout Russia. This program is dedicated to restoring forests affected by human activities. This is fully consistent with the goals and objectives of our competition "Adopt a Tree."

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29.09.2010. Department of Geography and Geoecology of Tver State University, joined the International Competition "Adopt a Tree!". Tree of the Department of Geography appeared on the territory of the Garden.

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27.09.2010 Our competition "Adopt a Tree!" received one of the youngest participants - Picea pungens “Glauca Globosa”.

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June 2010. 13 - 18 June 2010 in Dublin (Ireland) was held on 4 Global Botanic Gardens Congress - the main event in the world community botanical gardens. June 17 in the plenary hall of the Congress of the seminar "Botanical gardens and Society". In this seminar was presented to the joint report of Director Emeritus of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum professor Peter Olin and director of the Botanical Garden of Tver State University Dr. Yury Naumtsev "The role of international cooperation between botanic gardens in implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation." As part of the report made a presentation of the International Competition "Adopt a Tree!" and the first results of phase competition in Tver

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Celebrated the 65th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War (WWII). We stuck to the trees in our garden plaque in memory of this. These trees, together with our city, together with our people and our homeland suffered the hardships of war and suffered from the shelling.

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At the press conference was recorded family team Tver residents Grigoriev. This is the first member of our competition in Tver.

Tatiana Grigorieva told about a pine tree planted to commemorate the birth of his son. For this pine family Grigoryevs caring for over 38 years!

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The founders and curators of the contest:

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Botanical Garden of Tver State University
Botanical Garden of Moscow State University "Apothecary Garden"

The idea: to encourage people to learn more about the plants that grow in the city, about what role they play in human life and urban environment, think about how they feel in the city, whether they need help. Try to convey the idea that taking care of trees, especially those who grow up in cities and form the environment of our lives - a task that has no boundaries, relevant to all people wherever they live and whoever they are.

Target competition: the study and protection of trees in urban environments, the formation of an active role of citizens to create an enabling environment of life.

The objectives of competition: - to show the relationship between trees and humans;
- Strengthen links between generations in families;
- Strengthen the ties between families with educational institutions;
- Foster respect for trees and their habitats;
- Promote the development of cognitive activities in learning
wildlife;
- To involve in the project his family, friends and develop
skills in joint activities;
- An inventory of old-growth trees in the city.

Conditions of participation:

- In the competition is open to family team inhabitants of Tver, without limitation of age, profession and social status;
- The object of the competition (the tree) should be located within the city of Tver, or in a residential suburb.

Evaluation of competitive projects:

  1. The level of informative materials
  2. The originality of the site selection and ideas
  3. Compulsory execution of all assignments on a competitive basis points
  4. The activity of all members of the family team
  5. Creativity and artistic level of performance

 

Partners Tver Phase of the International Competition
 family projects on the study and protection of trees in urban environments
«Adopt a Tree! – Возьмите дерево в свою семью! "


Design Studio "NKLife", Hotel "Osnabruck", Beauty Shop "Karina" and company "Karina-Trade," The company "Coast Tver”, Investment and Construction Company "Reason, Shops "Perfume", Hotel "Tver estate», SASCH - Tver, Coffeehouse chain «MonCafe», Advertising agency "Art Land"

Sponsor of the prize fund company, "STECO"

The main media partner "Tver Information Agency"

 

Address Tver stage of the competition on the Internet http:// garden.tversu.ru

 

International Competition for family projects
the study and protection of trees in urban environments

Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью!
- Tver, Russia -

«We are responsible for those, whom we have tamed»

Antoine de Saint Exupery  

    

Stages of the competition:
               
1 year of the competition

Official presentation of the competition Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью! - 24 February 2010

1. Stage - Registration: March, April, May, (on a single form).

Registration forms are accepted on the organizing committee, e-mail directly in the garden.

2. Step - Collecting information about the object of the contest and a description of bids: May, June (on a single form).

3. Stage - Analysis of the collected information, the identification and description of the problem (s). Making your project in the form of suggestions and ways to solve the problem: July, August, September.

Early July - Training Seminar for project participants: discussion of interim results, training and consulting on design of the project.


4. Stage - Wrap-up and evaluation of 1 year of the contest and awarding the winners and participants: October, November.

 

2 Year competition - Implementation of the contestants of project proposals. Exchange of information on the results of projects in other regions (Moscow, Tver, Russia; Minnesota, USA).

Participation in the second year of the competition is open to all participants 1 year.
Conditions and events of the competition in 2011 will be announced later.

 

 

International Competition for family projects
the study and protection of trees in urban environments

Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью!
- Tver, Russia -

«We are responsible for those, whom we have tamed»

Antoine de Saint Exupery  

    

1. Step - Registration: March, April, May

(On a single form).

Registration forms are accepted by the Organizing Committee:
by mail - Botanic Garden of Tver State University
170000, st. Zhelyabova 33, Tver, Russia
e-mail - garden@tversu.ru and online - garden.tversu.ru
directly in the garden - per. Shevchenko, 16, Tver (ost. River Station),
on weekdays from 10. 00. to 17. 00.

Registration Form Competition
Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью!

Date of completion _________________

  1. Name all the members of the family team, stating:

- Team leader (preferably a child, if he is in a family);
- Age and profession adult team members;
- A place of study children (if they have a team).

  1. Brief description of the selected tree - the name and where it grows.

 

  1. Brief description of the reason why your family decided to tell the team and look after it on the tree.
  2. Name of your family project_______________________________________
  1. Contact:

- Residence of participants
(Postal address, phone number, email address).

Below is a thick line is filled with the curator of the project

 

Date of receipt of the form ____________________

The decision to participate in the contest_____________

№ Competition Project ___________________

Signature curator ________________________  ( ____________ )

 


International Competition for family projects
the study and protection of trees in urban environments

Adopt a Tree! - Возьмите дерево в свою семью!
- Tver, Russia -

«We are responsible for those, whom we have tamed»

Antoine de Saint Exupery  

  

2. Step - Collecting information about the object of the contest, and a description of the competitive
applications: May, June
(On a single form).

 

 

Name of project______________________________________________________

№ project ___________________

 

 

A: The biological block - Description of the tree

Describe selected for the competitive project trees
(If we are talking about one tree then describe why you chose it).

 

  1. Where to grow a tree (the exact location and address).
  2. Name of the type of wood (fir, pine, linden, oak, etc.).
  3. Photo of the tree.
  4. Specify a local tree species, or does not grow in Tver and the Tver region in the wild, but was imported from other regions.
  5. The number of trees of this species in the selected area.
  6. Size of the tree (height, trunk diameter and crown).
  7. Approximate age of the tree.
  8. Explore the "tenants" and the neighbors of your tree:

who still live here (the presence of insects, mosses, lichens, birds' nests (specify type, if possible), what other trees grow side by side and so on).

B: Ecological block:

Describe the general condition of the tree:

  1. Are there any damage to bark, branches, needles or leaves, and what.
  2. Struck a tree pests (eg, fungi, Polypore).
  3. Condition - good, satisfactory, unsatisfactory.

Describe the place where the tree grows:

  1. Where is the space where the tree grows on the residence of the family.
  2. Size of plot.
  3. Where the tree grows in the selected area.
  4. Is there contamination of soil, air.
  5. What kind of soil at the site (sand, clay, heavy, fertile, infertile, etc.).
  6. The plot is dry or wet.
  7. How well lit place where the tree grows.
  8. How close are the tree houses or other buildings.
  9. The proximity of roads and footpaths.
  10. How is the space where the tree grows (playground, car park, courtyard, etc.).
  11. The presence of debris.
  12. Other.

С: Ethnobotanical block.
Drawing on literary sources, interviews of family members, neighbors, residents describe the history of the tree

  1. Where did these come from trees (the place where they occur in nature in the natural environment).
  2. Do you described the trees other names (folk or national).
  3. Are there associated with tree proverbs, tales, legends, songs, etc.
  4. What is the tradition of using these types of trees (in your community or at home their growth).
  5. Do these trees with any historical events with your family?
  6. Express your personal attitude to these trees in the creation of artistic and creative "portraits" of the tree (it can be poems, stories, pictures, interesting plot photographs, collages, comics, herbaria, etc., with the participation of your tree).

D: Sociological block
Be yourself as a researcher of social conditions in which the trees grow in the city.

Make a questionnaire and surveyed local residents to find out:

  1. What the locals know about the surrounding trees (name, breed, history).
  2. How do they apply to them.
  3. Does she understand the value of these trees or trees in general.
  4. Participate in a crop or take care of them.
  5. Do they have a favorite tree and why they like them.
  6. What locals think about the project.

 

 

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