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Hoogstamboomgaarden Grootloon

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  • Willem VS

    is designated as established woody planting with heritage value High Family Tree Orchards near Church Grootloon.
    The area around GrootLoon is characterized by the great density of standard orchards. The cabinet map of the Ferraris (1771-1778) already shows that the plots around the buildings are all occupied by orchards. These orchards were aimed at production for the residents and not for sale or trade. These orchards were grazed by cattle. The great density of standard orchards can also be seen on the later topographic maps. Around the beginning of the 20th century, orchards are also planted in the wider area, this is in keeping with the period of agricultural history when the standard orchards in Haspengouw were very popular and would cover large parts of the landscape.
    Standard orchards are also already depicted on the Ferraris map at the church of Grootloon. Only right around the church. In the course of the 19th and 20th century, the acreage will expand further to the west. The orchards consist of different types of fruit and are mixed in age. Here and there hawthorn hedges appear as a fence and there is an entrance gate of iron. Many of the orchards are grazed, adding to its historical value. In this place, the value of the orchards is not only historical, the aesthetic value is also of great importance. The visual relationship between the orchards on the sloping landscape and the church is very strong. The standard tree orchards in Haspengouw and certainly in the vicinity of Grootloon, where there is still a great density, have a high amenity value and contribute to the regional identity of the landscape.Standard orchards have a high ecological and natural value, they are a particularly attractive living environment for many plant and animal species. Especially the combination with extensively managed grassland is interesting for nature.
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    • January 3, 2021

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    Nesting sites for all sorts of insects and owls in a small natural paradise

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    • March 5, 2019

  • Jeff & Christel

    You must have been here to come back later...

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    • August 28, 2021

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Location: South Limburg, Flanders, Belgium

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  • Distance285 yd
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill0 ft

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