October Revolution Park was founded in 1926-1927 as cultural territory between two cities- Rostov and Nakhichevan. There primarily were planted trees which were widespread in Rostov region: elms and black poplar.
Naturally elms are prominent trees with dense round crown.
Leaves of sycamore resemble maple leaves. Sycamore is one of the most widespread trees in the world. Sycamore avenue was planted in 2016 by volunteers.
Young lime trees are planted along the central avenue of the park. It has pleasant scent. There are 78 lime trees in our park.
Birch can tolerate to heat and cold due to its coloring. White birch grows in many places of the park.
It is a large deciduous tree growing to 12–18 m tall with a trunk up to 2 m diameter, with a tall, narrow crown. The bark is smooth and pale grey on young trees, becoming thick and vertically fissured on old trees. The shoots are stout, greenish-grey, with jet black buds.
These are the oldest trees in the Park. Rostov region is the natural habitat of this wood species. The oldest English oak is about 90 years old.
Honey locusts, Gleditsia triacanthos, can reach a height of 20–30 m, with fast growth, and are relatively short-lived; their life spans are typically about 120 years, though some live up to 150 years. They are prone to losing large branches in windstorms. They turn yellow in the fall.
Most maples are trees growing to a height of 10–45 m. Others are shrubs less than 10 meters tall with a number of small trunks originating at ground level. Most species are deciduous, and many are renowned for their autumn leaf colour, but a few in southern Asia and the Mediterranean region are evergreen. Most are shade-tolerant when young and are often riparian, understory, or pioneer species rather than climax overstory trees.
There are a few exceptions such as Sugar Maple. Many of the root systems are typically dense and fibrous, inhibiting the growth of other vegetation underneath them.
It is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States, but it has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa] and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas.
Another common name is false acacia, a literal translation of the specific name (pseudo meaning fake or false and acacia referring to the genus of plants with the same name.)
Ginkgos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m . The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage.
Young trees are often tall and slender, and sparsely branched; the crown becomes broader as the tree ages. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (one to 15 days).
A combination of resistance to disease, insect-resistant wood and the ability to form aerial roots and sprouts makes ginkgos long-lived, with some specimens claimed to be more than 2,500 years old.
Cercis siliquastrum, commonly known as the Judas tree is a small deciduous tree from Southern Europe and Western Asia which is noted for its prolific display of deep pink flowers in spring. This species forms a small tree up to 12 m in height and 10 m in width.
The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk, in spring. Also, the flowers display a blossom with five free petals and fused sepals. The leaves appear shortly after the first flowers emerge. The tree produces long flat pods that hang vertically. The flowers are edible and purportedly have a sweet-acid taste.
Juniper is the distant relative of pines and fir-trees. Lives 1000 years and purifies air well. It has a unique ability to treat with its scent. There is an avenue of young junipers in the eastern part of the park. And the eldest juniper is more than 50 years old.