Borky - Czech republic
Nerby the river: Elbe
On right bank of Labe (Elbe) river, not far distant from the town of Kolín, you find a community of Borky. This countryside was used, first of all, by farmers. They set free the countryside of trees, and the inundance regime of Elbe was totally changed. So, meadow-forests were established here, as a consequence of all these changes. On humid places, there are planting alder groves, and pine oak-forests, represented with oak cops on sandy elevations. At the beginning of 19th century, there remained several last places with meadow-forests and oak copse, known as Borky. At the beginning of 20th century, the town of Kolín obtained a part of these forests. Later, this area started to be converted into forests consequently. Borky-area joined the rests of forests and the same name got whole forest complex. So, you can admire here American red-oak, forming nearly 80% of the whole area. Anyway, there is represented here, from local woods: ash-tree, maple, linden-tree, pine, oak, hazel and larch-tree. Even acacia was planted here.
Route length: 4,6 kms.
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