The structure of agricultural landscape in The General Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park Cover Image

Struktura krajobrazu rolniczego w Parku Krajobrazowym im. gen. Dezyderego Chłapowskiego
The structure of agricultural landscape in The General Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park

Author(s): Elżbieta Raszeja
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: agricultural landscape;landscape structure;landscape park;inter-field tree plantings;landscape perception;landscape planning;Turew;Dezydery Chłapowski;

Summary/Abstract: The General Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park occupies a special place in the system of protected areas in the Wielkopolska region. It was established to protect a unique, perfectly managed agricultural landscape, constituting the effect of the activity of Gen. Dezydery Chłapowski in the 19th century. A consciously designed composition of plant elements – characteristic wedges and belts of tree plantings, small forest enclaves, clumps of trees and alleys planted with trees add variety to the area of agricultural production, giving it the character of a park-like landscape. The diverse structure of the agricultural landscape enhances also its natural value, increases its biodiversity, enhances its resistance and regeneration ability. Studies on the landscape structure conducted in the Park include the analysis and characteristic of its elements and their mutual spatial relationships, as well as the evaluation of the durability of the historic forms, established by Gen. Chłapowski. An important stage in the study is the analysis of the landscape perception and the evaluation of its visual value. The area of the Gen. Dezydery Chłapowski Landscape Park is a kind of a testing area for the implementation of organic methods of agricultural production and a sustainable development of rural areas.

  • Issue Year: 9/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 97-110
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish