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Nature Trail Hvozdnice

Mixed Forest and a Spring

We went through a riverine forest around Štáblovický mill adn got to another type of a forest. One third of the wood consists of spruces Picea abies and pines Pinus sylvestris. The biggest number of deciduous trees are oaks Quercus spp., and some of them are as old as 150 or 170 years. Some trees are not of the local origin, for example Pseudotsuga menziesii or Pinus strobus come from northern America.

Forests are not only big groups of trees. If you observed the forest more closely, you would realize it´s more humid environment and minor temperature oscilation. A natural and healthy forest id structured into layers. Each layer represents one biotype for specialized animal and plant species. On different layers, there are different types of lives and different food-chains. For example ground layer with litter above humus differs from herbaceous, shrub ot tree layers. All animals are dependent on photosynthesis in green plants. This is a biochemical reaction where anorganic matters are changed into organic compounds and thus are the basic source of life on the Earth. Plants use the green colour chlorophyll, bind light energy, split water, take carbon dioxide from the air and by a complex mechanism bind it into a simple sugar form.

Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris

Studánka

Studánka

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Regional Authority of the Moravian – Silesian Region Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz Telephone.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 53.959', E 17° 48.773'
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Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
Odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28. října 117, Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz