Flora and fauna

The experience of nature at the Landscape Park

Surely nobody would have thought, even just a few decades ago, that disused industrial works would one day be numbered amongst the richest living spaces in heavily populated areas. And yet the site of the Landscape Park which once saw a rapid change from agriculture to industry, has, since the closure of the works, seen nature take over again and revitalise the area.

The trees play a special role. From the plane trees by the car parks to the rows of poplars by the Clear Water Canal and the black locust trees by the park promenades, the trees have claimed back for themselves a major part of the Landscape Park. The colourful mix of the ornamental blossom trees by the park entrance can be seen as a distinctive symbol of the Landscape Park.

In addition the park is home to lots of species of plants which have travelled here with the iron ore and created for themselves a new place to live – globalisation, but of a rather different sort. But the park offers a home not only to plants, but also to lots of animals. And so the Landscape Park with its site comprising almost 200 hectares has become a modern symbol for post-industrial natural open spaces.

 

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