Thursday, 23 December 2010

Forests in Dragoiesti area, Suceava

Most of the forests surrounding Dragoiesti village, located in the Suceava County, are mixed resinuous and deciduous forests. However, the spruce fir cover important areas. Some of the most frequent wood species are: Picea abies (spruce fir), Abies alba (fir tree), Fagus silvatica (beech), Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple), Betula verrucosa (bitch). There are also: Pinus silvestris (pine), Larix decidua (larch tree), Ulmus Montana (elm), Salix caprea (goat willow), Alnus viridis (green alter).
Man's interference in the natural landscape was quite rational in time and it hasn't totally changed the natural balance. Today, this balance is in danger of being changed because of the improper forest operation. That is why we need severe ecological measures to protect the forests. The existing clearings, hayfields or grazing fields for cattle have a diverse flora with numerous plants that are usually used in alternative medicine such as: Arnica Montana (Arnica), Achillea millefolium (milfoil), Origanum vulgaris (common marjoram), Pulmonaria officinalis (lungwort), Veronica officinalis (speedwell), Lycopodium clavatum (wolf's claw), etc.
During the vegetation season, there are numerous species of esculent mushrooms, soem of them very popular: edible boletus, yellow agaric, orange agaric, honey agaric.
Beech forests shield over 100 bird species including the green woodpecker, ring dove, grey owl and jay.

1 comment:

  1. It is a wonderful view with snow and green trees together :)