Scientists have recovered about 50 hectares of forest-steppe of Kulikovo

Professionals in nearly 15 years, restored the 50 hectares of the forest-steppe of Kulikovo, which were destroyed by felling trees and agriculture in the area, told RIA Novosti the head of the research department of the museum-preserve "Kulikovo Field" Olga Burov.

"The total area of the historical Kulikovo field, is that the responsibility of the reserve of about 1.8 hectares. Primordial landscape of the northern steppes were greatly transformed under the influence of economic activity: cut down oaks, grasslands plowed. After creation of the reserve, work began on the restoration of the steppes, but we actually only this year can say that 50 hectares of steppe restore failed. You can see an unforgettable show feather-grass steppe and young oaks "- said Burov.

As noted by the agency interlocutor, steppe restoration work laborious, manual and almost takes several years. In the first year in the plowed soil planted feather, which the following year must be weeded, the younger the plant is not drowned out the weeds. In addition, in the second year of hobbling planted about 25 species of other steppe plants, for example zmeegolovnik, meadow knapweed, yellow flax. The specialists can handle up to 5 hectares of steppes in the year.

In addition to the steppes, scientists are plantations. According to drilling, in fields growing mainly oak. The landing of oak occurs annually, but to see a "picture-like state Kulikov field at the battle will be in 20-30 years."

To date, the only fully restored oak forest on the site of ambush regiment, which had a decisive influence on the victory of Russian troops over the forces of Mamaia September 8, 1380.

She said that people started to learn more Kulikovo in the 12-14 century, then began cutting the wood, later, in the 17-18 centuries the land plowed for agriculture, thus, by the early 20th century, with the entire field of the historic battle steppe disappeared.

Restoration of historic landscape began in 1996, with the creation of the reserve at this point.

According to the drilling, scientists managed by soil studies and historical evidence to establish the natural map Kulikovo field, indicating the location of the original forests, woods and grassland.

Natural museum "Kulikovo Field" was organized in 1996. It includes a set of branches in the Tula Region Museum and Exhibition Center "Tula antiquity", Museum of Russian merchants in the village of Epiphanius, museum and memorial Monastyrshchina village, a memorial on the Red Hill Kulikovo field.

In 2009, the presidential decree Museum "Kulikovo Field" is included in the public register of the most valuable objects of cultural heritage.

Kulikovo held September 8, 1380 in the Kulikovo field between the rivers Don and Nepryadva Beautiful Sword and became a turning point in the struggle of the Russian people against the Tatar-Mongol yoke.

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