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Nature reserve Moravian

Valach Nature Reserve

Basic information

The nature reserve, which is made of native beech stands 90 to140 years old stretching on steep slopes over Morava valley, is a part of Moravice Natural Park. It was declared in the area of 14.60 ha in 1969.

Subject of protection

The nature protection in this area focuses mainly on a beech forest which is 90 to 140 years old.

Living nature

The largest area of the reserve is covered by almost high-forest beech stands. Apart from beech trees, Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) occurs here and there in the tree layer and spruce is common especially in the periphery of the reserve. Herb layer is almost non-existing; degree of coverage of the herb layer is very low in the upper parts of the slopes, a bit higher in the lower parts where there are more ferns. Among abundant undergrowth species belong Coralroot Bittercress (Dentaria bulbifera) and Common Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) growing in the middle or lower part of the slope. We can notice quite frequent occurrence of the following types of beech forests: Woodruff (Galium odoratum), Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis), Melica Uniflora (Melica uniflora) and Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina).

Dentaria bulbifera

Dentaria bulbifera

Mercurialis perennis

Mercurialis perennis

Valach

Valach

Useful information

Contact

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° 48.638', E 17° 49.100'
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Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje
odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství
28.října 117, Ostrava
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz