Bos t'Ename - Belgium

Basic Information

Site Name: 

Bos t'Ename

Short name : 

Ename

Country (Site Location): 

Belgium

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General Site Description: 

The Nature reserve Bos t’Ename is situated on the Belgian loess belt about 25 km south of Ghent. It has an area of 160 ha. 60 ha mixed deciduous ‘ancient forest’ forest, 40 ha restoration of woodpasture on former agricultural land, 35 ha regeneration of forest in a silt quary, 25 ha semi open cultural landscape (meadows, hedges,…). "Bos t'Ename" belongs to one of the classified lanscapes of Flanders The woodland where previously managed as coppice with standards. The history is exceptionally well studied. It is managed as multifunctional forest containing strict forest reserves an coppice with standards.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

1984

Size : 

140.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

Since 1984 the site has been subjected to historical - ecological research. More than 7500 species have already been observed (www.waarnemingen.be 2019) and form the basis of a biodiversity audit.

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Photos
  • Nathalie Cools, 2019-09-17
    Natural regeneration of forest, situation after 20 years development under low-intensity grazing on former agricultural land
  • Nathalie Cools, 2019-09-17
    Natural regeneration of forest, inital stage in silt quary
  • Nathalie Cools, 2019-09-17
    Natural regeneration of forest, situation after 20 years development under low-intensity grazing in silt quary
Geographic

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Latitude: 50.860648000000
Longitude: 3.645217000000

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