Rikhard Ivanovich Shreder

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Shreder, Rikhard Ivanovich


Born 1822 in Denmark; died 1903. Russian horticulturist.

Shreder settled in Russia in the late 1840’s. From 1862 he was the head gardener and instructor of the Petrovskoe Agricultural Academy (now the K. A. Timiriazev Moscow Agricultural Academy). Shreder founded an extensive dendrological garden, a nursery, and a dwarf-fruit orchard-garden at the academy. He conducted experiments in acclimatizing a number of tree and shrub species. Shreder was the author of the popular and much reprinted work The Russian Garden, Nursery, and Fruit Orchard (1877; 10th ed., 1929).

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