Batsara Preserve

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Batsara Preserve

 

in the Georgian SSR, located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus, on the left bank of the Batsara River, right tributary of the Alazani. Situated at an elevation ranging from 700 to 1,800 m, the preserve has an area of 3,032 hectares. It was created in 1935 to protect the natural complex of forest and yew; the age of these trees ranges from 300–500 to 1,000 years and more. In addition to yew, there is beech, maple, elm, ash, and linden and in the underbrush, butcher’s broom and filbert.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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