In the New Year's capital of Russia, they gave up living trees

In Nizhny Novgorod, 155 plastic Christmas trees were installed instead of real trees

decorate the streets with live fir trees. Real trees will be replaced with artificial ones, reports “Rise”.

According to the newspaper, 155 festive trees made of plastic have been installed in the city squares. Local residents complained on social media about the lack of natural trees. The authorities explained the decision to be unwilling to harm nature by cutting down trees in the forest. Artificial fir trees are planned, if necessary, to be repaired and recycled after 5-6 years of use.

ÔÇťArtificial trees are a principled position so as not to cut down big beauties from the forest. Every year we buy, buy or repair them so that the city is beautifully decorated and nature does not suffer. But those spruce trees that grow in the city are also decorated, “said the head of the regional ministry of culture, Oleg Berkovich.

Earlier, the forestry committee of the Moscow region reported that the country's main New Year tree will be delivered to Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin from Shchelkovo … The age of the tree, about 28 meters high, was estimated at 90 years. The festive spruce was chosen by a special commission.