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Title of the project

The Holy Trinity habitat corridor

Description

The corridor is 15m wide and is delimited around the field road on former arable land. It is composed of trees, bushes and grassland. Trees are planted in the middle of the corridor in two rows with a spacing of 2.6 x 1m and the species composition is described in the table of parameters. The bushes are also planted in two rows on both sides of the trees. The tree mixture is miscellaneous and the species distribution uniform. The grassland was established in the whole area of the corridor except for narrow strips next to the bushes and trees so they could be managed properly in the future. The grassing was done with the Meadow mix seed. The management comprises weed protection three times a year for five years, first intervention through hoeing around the trees and then through trimming. Mechanical protection against animals was used around the whole corridor, with intentional gaps for animal migration.

Results

The main benefits for the agricultural land are a significant increase in biodiversity, improving the possibility of animal migration, a positive effect on water retention, an anti-erosion function and enhancing the aesthetic value of the landscape.

Location

Country Czech Republic
Level Local
Site Ĺ ardice

Starting date

2009

Habitat Types

Farmland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds, Mammals (other than large carnivores), Generalist predators

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Land purchase (e.g. purchase areas for management and restorations activities)

Partners

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

57 346 euros