Planting Trees in Unsuitable Places: Russian Steppe Forestry, 1696-1850

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Why, in the wake of the Russian annexation of the western Eurasian steppe, did the Russian imperial authorities and the settlers they sponsored insist on and persist in planting trees in the region in spite of the unsuitable environment?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurasian Environments:
Subtitle of host publicationNature and Ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet History
EditorsNicholas Breyfogle
Place of PublicationPittsburgh, PA
PublisherUniversity of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN (Print)9780822965633
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Russian Empire
  • steppes
  • trees
  • aforestation
  • environmental history
  • Eurasia

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