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Turkov Natural Monument

Basic information

Turkov natural monument declared in 1993 is situated at the border line of three municipal districts of Ostrava – specifically Martinov, Poruba and Třebovice. The border dividing both districts is marked by boundary granite stones. The size of specially protected area is 20.12 ha.

Subject of protection

The site is the last preserved area of alluvial forest fragment at Opava River in Ostrava. This natural site is unique for the city and its surroundings – in a very small area there are many species of alluvial forest and a large number of bird species and insects. Several endangered animal species find suitable conditions for living there.

Living nature

Turkov is a typical example of an alluvial forest ecosystem made of former pond dykes planted with majestic oaks about 200 years old. The area changed its character into a basin after the flood in 1997. As a result of oxygen deficit, a large number of forests including the alder stands of the old pond died. However, some interesting species were preserved in the herb undergrowth – for example Perennial Honesty (Lunaria rediviva), Meadow Rue (Thalictrum lucidum), Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus), Smooth-leaved Elm (Ulmus minor) and Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina).

Lunaria rediviva

Lunaria rediviva

Turkov 1

Turkov 1

Turkov 2

Turkov 2

Useful information


Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

GPS position

N 49° 50.506', E 18° 11.195'



Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
Odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28. října 117, Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297