In June of 1976 Sri Chinmoy presented a Himalayan Spruce to the town of Zurich. It is situated in the Rietberg Parc just besides an art museum and not far from the lake of Zurich. On July 27, 2014 a group of disciples and seekers visited the tree, which presents himself strong and about 20 meters high.
32 years ago, in June of 1976 peace advocate and philosopher Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) planted this tree in the Rietberg Museum park in Zurich. It is a monument for peace and harmony, frequently visited by members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre as well as hundreds of visitors who come here every year. The tree is a Morinda Spruce or West Himalayan Spruce (Picea smithiana) which is a spruce native to the western Himalaya and adjacent mountains, from northeast Afghanistan east to central Nepal. It normally grows at altitudes of 2,400-3,600 m in forests together with Deodar Cedar, Blue Pine and Pindrow Fir.