Only 100 years ago, extensive heathland dominated the landscape between Hilden, Solingen and Langenfeld. Today, at the northern end of the Bergisches Heideterrasse, only smaller heathland stands exist within the nature reserves Hildener Heide, Ohligser Heide and Further Moor. In especially wet, swampy forest areas grow once so-called break forests of black alder and moor birch.The designation of the Ohligser heath as a nature reserve took place in 1936 with a size of 28 ha. Successively, an area extension to 147 ha. In 1970, the Ohligser Heath was not native down-to-earth trees, such as red oak, larch, spruce and hybrid poplar, a developed outdoor pool in the center and a dense road network, combined with a variety of drainage ditches. The valuable birch-breaking forest stands and the heathland-typical fauna and flora of yesteryear only appeared as relics. Only through the measures implemented since the 1980s for the renaturation of the Ohligser Heide have the area proportions of particularly protected habitat types expanded again many times over.
June 11, 2019
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