Oak of Peter I

Krestovka River emb., 2
Opened in
1715 (legend), 2010 (modern oak)

According to legend, in this place in 1715 Peter I, during a visit to Count Golovkin, personally planted an oak seedling. The Petrovsky Oak did not reach us, it was cut down, a young tree grows in its place.

The old oak tree on the embankment of the Krestovka River rumor dubbed "Petrovsky" at the end of the 19th century, when Kamenny Island became the place of festivities of the St. Petersburg public. Whether the tree was really planted by the king is not documented. According to one version, the oak at that time was already growing there, Peter only ordered to take care of its safety.

By the mid-1980s, the tree fell into decay, and the city administration decided to cut it down. The stump remaining from the Peter's oak was fenced and preserved.

In the summer of 2003, a young Petrovsky oak tree, grown from acorns of oaks growing in Catherine’s park, was solemnly planted on the stump. On the updated fence there is a sign with the inscription: “In this place Peter the Great, according to legend, planted an oak. In the year of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, a tree was planted here again. ”

On October 19, 2010, unknown vandals cut down a tree. Four days later, a young oak tree was planted in its place again. Governor Valentina Matvienko and writer Daniil Granin participated in the ceremony.

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