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Maintained reserve “Kazalcherpa”
Maintained reserve “Kazalcherpa” The reserve covers the land of Dzenda village and is named after the highest peak in the re-gion – Kazalcherpa (1036m). It consists of a pine tree forest – the remains of rich vegetation that is surrounded by oak forest spreading beyond the boundaries of the reserve. In 1949 the place was des-ignated as a forest reserve with total area of 176 ha and in 1956 as a reserve with area of 170 ha. On-ly the pine tree vegetation encompasses area of 39.9 ha. In 1999 the reserve was categorized as a maintained reserve. The terrain of the forest varies from slant to steep with east, northeast and partially south-east slope. The average altitude is between 700m and 850m. The soil is maroon with clay-sandy composition. The forest consists mainly of pine among which single trees of wild service tree and fir can be found. The juniper and briar are dominant from the bushes. The oldest trees cover area of around 100 decares. Presently they are between 150 and 200 years old some as high as 25m. The forest in the area has strong natural self restoration ability, a proof of which is the presence of grown-ups with good perspective for development. Pine trees are outstripping the poorly growing oak and are replacing them. In the future that will lead to dominance of pines in the entire territory of the re-serve and their expansion beyond its boundaries. Note: The territory of the reserve is a nice place for rest and tourism.
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