The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

This exceptional Stankevich pine grows on a steep slope, almost at the peak (about 410 metres above sea level) of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in Novy Svet (New World). Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found. The pine tree in this photograph is about 200 years old.

Photo #222 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #mountains #Sokol Mountain #Kush-Kaya #trees #landscapes

Sudak Pine Tree Over Mountains

Sudak Pine Tree Over Mountains

Beautiful Crimean landscape with the exceptional Stankevich pine growing on a slope of Sokol (Falcon) Mountain in Novy Svet (New World) in the background of the mountain range.

Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named in his honor by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which the trees were found.

Photo #348 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #landscapes #Crimean Landscapes #mountains #trees

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

Wish Tree on the Slope of Mount Sokol

The big Sudak pine on the slope of Sokol Mountain (Falcon Mountain) in Novy Svet in the background of the mountain range in Sudak district. The tree is used by people who climb on the mount as an object of wishes and offerings. This type of trees in Sudak was called Stankevich pine by the name of famous Russian botanist who found and described it in 1906.

Photo #384 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #trees #Sudak Pine #Stankevich Pine #Sokol Mountain #mountains #landscapes #Novy Svet #Russia #Sudak #New World #Crimean Landscapes #nature #hiking #Mount Sokol #Crimea

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Stankevich Pine Tree and Sudak Valley

Beautiful Stankevich pine tree growing on a steep slope of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in background of a valley where located Sudak city. Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found.

Photo #149 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #trees #mountains #Sudak #hiking #Sokol Mountain #Crimean Landscapes #landscapes #Mount Sokol