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Obnova druhově bohatého listnatého lesa na deponiích vápencového lomu Mokrá

Title in English Restoration of species-rich deciduous forest on mining deposits in Mokrá limestone quarry


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Ekologická obnova v České republice
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Botany
Keywords reclamation deciduous forest limestone quarry
Description The increasing mining area in large quarries sometimes repeatedly results in destruction of areas with semi-natural deciduous forest. The soil transferred from such forest vegetation before tree cutting and mining may be a good source of typical forest vascular plants and probably also of edaphon (soil organisms), fungi and anthropods. The tree plantation intended for biodiversity increase must be at least 10 years old and its establishment should already count with an additional supplement of fresh soil from areas prepared for mining. The tree canopy must be well developed to protect the new soil against direct irradiation. For the optimal restoration of this vegetation type, an appropriate and long-term vision of quarry exploitation and subsequent reclamation is necessary. This sort of reclamation is best applied in larger quarries owned by companies with a highly developed environmental liability.
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