logo-cy     logo-eea    logo-forestry


Planting of fruit-producing trees and sowing of various legumes and cereals for wildlife


With the aim to improve biodiversity in the Amiantos Asbestos Mine, plantings were carried out at 9 points with fruit trees and shrubs for improving feeding conditions for several fauna species. Additionally, sowing with selected cereals and legumes was effected after suitable ground preparation over areas of 1.000-2.000 m2. At each point, fertile agricultural soil was transported and placed, at a depth of about 20-30 cm, while stones with a diameter above 10 cm were removed. At the four seeding points, 40 m³ of manure was mixed with the soil and then the selected seed species were sown.

The seed mixture consisted of vetch, barley, pea and oat day, which were provided by the Game Fund. For the planting of the fruit trees at each of the 9 points, 15 planting pits with dimensions 1 x 1m were opened, and a mixture of humus and compost (10%) was prepared and placed in the pits. The humus was collectedfromsurfacesoil of50cmdepth, which was usedfor farmingfor at leastfive years. The woody species that were plantedare the following:

1. Mediterranean Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna

2. Single-seeded Hawthorn - Crataegus azarolus

3. White Mulberry - Morus alba

4. Black Mulberry - Morus nigra

5. Loquat - Eriobotrya japonica

6. Apricot Tree - Prunus armeniaca

7. Cherry Tree - Prunus avium

8. Common Plum - Prunus domestica

9. Chinese Plum – Prunus salicina

10.Syrian Pear - Pyrus syriaca

11.White Beam - Sorbus aria subsp. Cretica

12.Common Fig Tree - Ficus carica

Planting01     Planting02