Topic: Alexander Palace
The English oak tree seen in the watercolour painted in 1917 by the Tsarevich Alexei's personal physician, Vladimir Derevenko (1879-1936), was greatly admired by the young heir.
The oak tree did not survive, but the Tsarskoye Selo Palace-Museum Preserve have announced plans to plant a new oak tree in the same spot of the Alexander Park.
Four oak trees, each of which are more than 200 years old have survived in the park. In early October, fifty acorns were gathered from the four trees and taken to the greenhouses where they will be seeded and raised.
The new tree will grace the park in a few years as part of the extensive restoration project of the Alexander Palace and the Private Garden.
© Royal Russia. 4 November, 2011