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Cultural landscape

Basic information

Hlučín region is influenced by human activity to a significant extent. No wonder, the first settlers came to this land already in the Neolithic Age. In early medieval times the lands were relatively densely populated. Thanks to the local high quality loessial soils, the main source of livelihood for the locals were agriculture and pasturage. There was a considerable reduction in forest area in the 17th century. A landscape with dominating agricultural land similar to the one we can see in the vicinity of Píšť nowadays was then created. Agricultural land consists of meadows, fields, grasslands and orchards. In case it is managed well, it provides life environment for many plant and animals species. Excessive use of commercial inorganic fertilisers or pesticides against pests can have negative harmful effects.

Non-native species

Non-native species have been imported to our lands since long time ago. Some of them were imported here on purpose with the aim to enrich our diet as e.g. potatoes, tomatoes and peppers. Other species have been brought in here by an accident. There are also non-native species which used to be widely planted on purpose, often as decorative plants without anybody supposing the problems they could mean for the future. Reynoutria spp. can serve as a typical example of such a case. This species has became domesticated in the Czech Republic spreading quickly and without any control of man whatsoever into the wild. Another invasive species causing problems in Hlučín area is Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) and Goldenglow (Rudbeckia laciniata).

Reynoutria spp.

Reynoutria spp.

Solidago canadensis

Solidago canadensis

Zemědělská krajina

Zemědělská krajina

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GPS position

N 49° 58.847', E 18° 11.558'



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