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The hestnut alley

The avenue was planted in 1913 by the Poltava high school students in honour of the 300th anniversary of Romanov dynasty. 300 chestnuts were planted at first, then their amount was multiplied to 400. The area of the avenue is 4 hectares. The length is one kilometre.

Since 1970 the alley has been the botanical nature memoril which is situated in Zhovtneva street (former Kurakinska). The monument to A. Zygin is erected at the beginning of the alley. Today the avenue has already undergone the period of reconstruction. Old trees were replaced by the new ones. The avenue reminds of the days, when the warriors of Peter I went from the field of battle to the meeting with the defenders of Poltava fortress. Warriors-winners went from the west to the east. The trees were planted in the same.

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