Ufa and Its Bearing
Ufa is among the biggest cosmopolitan cities in Russia, capital of Bashkortostan Russian Federation. It’s one of Russia’s largest economic, cultural, sporting, religious, and environmental centers, located around 1,340 kilometers southeast of Moscow. The city has an ancient history and a very interesting modern history. It was founded as a trading post in the sixth century by merchants called khans and later on by the Buddhist monks. The city had undergone many expansions and developments over the centuries. With a large number of historic monuments and museums, Ufa today is considered to be a great place for holidays.
There are several historical landmarks in Ufa, which are worth visiting. It’s home to the tallest building in the region – the Kremlin Palace (the main office of the Russian Federation President), and the largest palace in all of Europe Moscow’s Grand Palace. At the same time, it also has one of the most famous shopping districts in Russia Semikhansk. Also worth seeing in Ufa is the impressive fort Vesygalitsy, which overlooks the Semikhansk River and was used during the reign of Catherine the Great as a fortress. The fortress is currently listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Besides having a vast number of beautiful buildings, Ufa has a rich culture. In particular, it offers a great deal to visitors interested in Russian traditions and history. Many people come to Ufa just for the sake of walking around the marvelous, evergreen trees. In fact, the only natural trees in Russia that grow any long are the birch and the maple leafs. Each has a single leaf, which grows for only one year and two years are reserved for the birch.
The amazing thing about the birch is that it has three times the number of needles as the maple leafs, which only grow for a single year. The same is true of the larch, which will only have one leaf during its entire life cycle. As these trees are unique, no other tree in the world can match their lifespan. However, these aren’t the only unique trees in the area there are more than a hundred types of them, all with their own characteristics, personalities, and different names. For example, there are the silver birch (Qin song), the black birch (Sha chi minzu), the lilac birch (Lilacai bonsai), and the ufa (oufa) tree. These are just some of the more common names, but the full list includes nearly 900,000 names.
One of these amazing tree species, the ufa tree, has been named the National Ornithologist’s Tree of Excellence. It’s not hard to see why this tiny evergreen tree has garnered this recognition. Not only is the ufa fast growing, it is also extremely versatile and grows well in almost any location. This amazing plant is used as a landscape shrub, ornamental grass, evergreen tree, or even as a medicinal herb. The interesting thing about ufa is that it has a double life: once as a woody plant and then as a wine grape (producing wines made from the fruit).
If you’re wondering how the Chinese managed to grow so many varieties, it’s because they selectively grow the trees. The trick is to selectively thin out a particular species of ufa tree, allowing only the buds to grow, and only the blooms to die off. This allows the tree to have two years of solid green growth and an additional year of production of new branches. Since the production of the branches only takes place during the winter, the trees stay small and appear much more realistic. Chinese conifers grow to a maximum height of twenty feet but will bloom for up to two years.