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Turkish Hazel tree field
Turkish Hazel tree field Turkish Hazel tree field, Perunika village, left on the road to Ivailovgrad. Turkish hazel is from the Betulaceae family. Compared with the common hazel that is usually a shrub, the Turkish hazel grows only as a tree reaching height of up to 20m. It occurs in areas above 2000m altitude and in two modifications – Avelanad and Grandulifera. The field near Perunika village is from the rare modification Grabdulifera. In the mixed forest under Dzhevele peak could be seen few big single trees with age of around 300 years. As there are many big trees in the area the hazels can’t be distinguished from far away. The field was designated as protected in 1978 with area of 49 decares. It is not fenced and there is no indication sign. Note: The trees are hard to find by non-professionals. The best is to visit them with local people. Unfortunately for the time being there are only two persons living in the quarter around the bus stop.
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