"Tree Avenues 2019" international conference held in the Czech Republic

10.7.2018 - LIBEREC
Alej Zahradky
PHOTO: Arnika
"Arnika - Center for Citizens' Support" NGO, in cooperation with authorities of Liberec County, organized the International conference Tree Avenues 2019.  It was of special interest to mayors, employees of departments of the environment and regional development, road administrations and other experts dealing with issues of landscape vegetation. The conference  hold on April 25 – 26 2019 (Thu-Fri) in the city of Liberec, Czech Republic.


International Conference "Tree Avenues 2019 - Strategy for Protection and Renewal"

Conference talks: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Liberec County Hall, U Jezu 642/2a, Liberec (show on a map)


Morning session 9,00 – 12,30

  1. New legislation on protection of trees: Pavel Chotěbor, Ministry of Environment CR
  1. Setting a tree avenues  database in Central Bohemia -  new experiences:  Jitka Gajdoštinová, Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Department of Cultural Landscape and Sites, Průhonice
  1. Tree avenues  as green network and  biotops in SCI Poodří: Marcela Klemensová, Arnika, Center for Citizen´s Support

coffee break

  1. Study of Neratov tree avenue renewal: František Weisbauer, Road Authority of Pardubice County and Jiří Rozsypálek, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno
  1. Project of tree avenues renewal along country roads and in landscape, Liberec region:   Radka Vlčková, Department of Environment and Agriculture, Liberec County
  1. Tree avenues of great importance in Liberec region – care and renewal: Šárka Weberová, Czech Landscape and Garden Society


Afternoon session 13,30-17,00

  1.  Preservation of old trees on dams - Conflicts - Solutions - Implementation using the Stoer-Waterway in the Lewitz region in the north-east of Germany as an example: Katharina Dujesiefken, BUND, Germany
  1. French legislation on protection of tree avenues: Chantal Pradine, expert to the Council of Europe, France
  1. Standards and training for avenue management: Piotr Tyszko-Chmielowiec, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Poland
  2. Tree Avenues in Sweden – management and conservation: Patrik Olsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
  3. Tree Avenues in Kalliningrad Region - on the route from neglection to management: Alexandra Koroleva, Ecodefence, Russia


Discussion and conclusion


Conference talks in video formats  will be  provided in our youtube channel for studying after conference.


Expedition to Tree Avenues of South Moravian Region: Friday, April 26, 2019

Start: 7,45 AM, Liberec, parking  U Nisy (show on a map

Finish: 4,00 PM, Liberec, Main station (show on a map)


Trip route:

Raspenava:  historical "carriage avenue"-  its downfall and rebirth

Albrechtice u Frýdlantu -  Horní Vítkov: tree avenue along road of great landscape value

Cvikov -  Kalvárie: trees and way of the cross

Zahrádky:  Wallenstein tree avenue as a cultural heritage



Conference talks

Expedition to the avenues

Event was organized in cooperation with authorities of Liberec County and  Foundation for Sustainable Development (Poland). Event has received funding from the LIFE+ programme of the European Union.


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