Urban flora of Astana (Kazakhstan): A Technology for Creating a Comfortable Ecosystem
Damilya Konysbaeva1, Viktoriya Gorbulya2, Kurmet Baibussenov3, Adilkhan Abildinov4, Zhamshid Faizakhmatov5
1Damilya Konysbaeva, Department of Protection and Quarantine of Plants, S. Seifullin Kazakh agrotechnical University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
2Viktoriya Gorbulya, Department of Protection and Quarantine of Plants, S. Seifullin Kazakh agrotechnical University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
3Kurmet Baibussenov, Department of Protection and Quarantine of Plants, S. Seifullin Kazakh agrotechnical University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
4Adilkhan Abildinov, Board “Astana-Zelenstroi” Joint-Stock Company, Astana, Kazakhstan.
5Zhamshid Faizakhmatov, S. Seifullin Kazakh agrotechnical University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
Manuscript received on 18 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 155-162 | Volume-8 Issue-3, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: C586002831919/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper describes the results of studying the state of tree plantations in the harsh climatic conditions of Astana. In this paper, the authors describe the assessment of the living state of the main tree varieties, their resistance to pests and diseases as elements of the emerging urban flora. The methods generally adopted in botany were used for assessing the sustainability of tree species and their living state. Total estimation of the living state of trees of each species in the green plantations was performed by 10 – 25 model trees. At seven objects (SP1 – SP7) of the research, widely spread tree crops (Populus balsamifera L., Populus pyramidalis Salisb., Populus alba L. and Populus bolleana Lauche, Picea pungens Engelm., Pinus sylvestris L., Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. and Ulmus glabra “Pendula”), Betula pendula Roth., Salix fragilis L.) show various degrees of resistance to ecotopic conditions, and have various positions in amenity planting of the city and the urban flora formed.
Keywords: Flora, Urbanized Territories, Tree Plantings, Living Conditions, Recreation, Ecosystem Services.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology