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Five centuries-old trees in Bulgaria’s Strandzha Mountain will receive protected status

Photo: strandja.bg

Another 5 century-old trees on the territory of Bulgaria’s Strandzha Mountain Nature Par are to be declared protected. They are located on the territory of Tsarevo municipality, the management of the reserve announced.

Three of the trees are of the Strandjanski oak (Quercus hartwissiana) species and one is the White Elm (Ulmus laevis) and the Turkey oak (Quercus cerris).

Last week, a committee of experts conducted a thorough inspection of the proposed trees and confirmed all the requirements for obtaining status. By the end of the summer, their fencing and marking will be carried out according to the requirements of the law.

Currently, there are 29 protected centuries-old trees on the territory of the Strandzha nature park, 11 of which were announced last year. The trees are between 150 and 600 years old, 21 of them are from the Strandzhanski oak typical for the region. ‎

Photos: strandja.bg
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