Monument to Gottlieb David Kuvert and the Foresters' Cemetery

Paminklas G. D. Kuvertui ir miškininkų kapinaitės
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G.D.Kuverto g. ir Nidos-Smiltynės pl. sankryža, Nida

In the Foresters’ Cemetery, situated near the junction of Nida-Smiltynė Road and G. D. Kuvertas Road, a memorial monument for Gottlieb David Kuvert is found. It was built in 1864. In 1825, Kuvert had started planting pine trees on the dune which had already been close to Nida. He had proved with his work that it was possible to tackle wild elements of running sand.
Kuvert had died in 1856. Locals who greatly appreciated his works buried him next to his father Gottlieb David Kuvert. They raised the funds to produce a monument in a foundry in Hein in Karaliaučius and placed it in the cemetery. An amphora stands on the pedestal with a symbolic water jug to water trees. The monument bears words of appreciation in Latin “<...> whose son Gottlieb David Kuvert Meloviškis, who died in 1856, was the first to afforest the sad Nida dessert with forest trees.”