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  • Marchalina hellenica-Press Releases
    Monastery Access Photos Monastery s History Philodassiki Botanic Garden General Plant Index Plant species Plant Groups Botanic Garden Gallery News and Activities Seed Bank Nursery Our Work Reforestations Actions Restorations Petrified Forest Marchalina Hellenica Introduction Press Publications Press Releases Marchalina hellenica Gallery Botanic Garden Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest Aesthetic Forest History The Aesthetic Forest Today Ownership of Aesthetic Forest Philodassiki s Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery

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  • Marchalina hellenica Gallery - Marchalina Hellenica
    s History Philodassiki Botanic Garden General Plant Index Plant species Plant Groups Botanic Garden Gallery News and Activities Seed Bank Nursery Our Work Reforestations Actions Restorations Petrified Forest Marchalina Hellenica Introduction Press Publications Press Releases Marchalina hellenica Gallery Botanic Garden Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest Aesthetic Forest History The Aesthetic Forest Today Ownership of Aesthetic Forest Philodassiki s Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery News About Greece About

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  • Philodassiki Botanical Garden
    Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery News About Greece About the World Εκπαιδευτικά Προγράμματα In house magazine Φύση και Ζωή Current Issue Previous Issues Forum Support Our Aims Members Subscribers Donations Sponsorships E banking Our Videos Issue 170 Oct Nov Dec 2013 See all previous issues Mt Hemyttus Aesthetic Forest Map Philodassiki Botanical Garden THE PHILODASSIKI BOTANICAL GARDEN Monday 14 December 2009 19 37 The Philodassiki Botanical Garden today The garden originally established in 1964 on land near the Monastery of Kessariani was the home of over 200 different species of plants from Southern and Central Greece the Aegean islands and Crete Later we undertook to open the garden to special interest groups and due to the tireless efforts of the preceding custodians who had designed the paths retaining walls and planting areas we were able to re establish the garden as a botanical entity Our effort has been to keep the unique natural wildness of the locates consistent with the presentation of the botanical collections With the collaboration of botanists specialized in Plant Systematics the labeling and tagging of existent plants has been mostly achieved At the same time a number of new plants have been

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  • Aesthetic Forest
    Groups Botanic Garden Gallery News and Activities Seed Bank Nursery Our Work Reforestations Actions Restorations Petrified Forest Marchalina Hellenica Introduction Press Publications Press Releases Marchalina hellenica Gallery Botanic Garden Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest Aesthetic Forest History The Aesthetic Forest Today Ownership of Aesthetic Forest Philodassiki s Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery News About Greece About the World Εκπαιδευτικά Προγράμματα In house magazine Φύση και Ζωή Current

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  • Mt. HYMETTUS AESTHETIC FOREST
    across the city from one side all the way to the rocky slopes of Mt Hymettus at the height of 760 meters In that region there is mainly steep and rugged relief with slopes between 30 65 The Iridanos and Coutala s streams cut through the forest from east to west and are practically dry The reforestation efforts in the Aesthetic Forest as a whole resulted in the creation of a mosaic of plant formations in which the Pinus halepensis and P brutia pine trees are dominant in unmixed clusters or interwined with Cupressus sempervirens cypress tree and broad leaved trees such as C ercis siliquastrum judas tree Ceratonia siliqua carob tree and Quercus pubescens oak In the rocky areas there are pine trees together with Quercus coccifera kermes oak and Olea oleaster wild olive tree The landscape s variety is completed by elements of a particular appearance on a limited expanse as is the case with the historic olive grove and the cypress tree groves the eucalyptus trees growing especially south of the Kessariani s Cemetery or the flora growing next to the streams All these give the area a characteristic mosaic physiognomy The geological formations encountered in the region are Kessariani s limestone upper and lower marble and schistes Their presence on the slopes of Kalopoula is characteristic The regional climate is a Mediterranean climate with its characteristic hot summer months and mild rainy winter According to the Meteorological station s statistics the temperature in the region fluctuates between 16 5 19 0 o C the coldest month being January and the hottest are July August The yearly average rainfall is of 400 mm falling during the rainy season from October to April The weather is otherwise quite dry The average humidity factor is of 65 and hail is infrequent as is snowfall The flora of Aesthetic Forest consists of the following plant species which were used during reforestation efforts from the Philodassiki and the Ministry of Agricultural affairs Pinus brutia Ten Calabrian pine Pinus halepensis Mill Aleppo pine Pinus pinea L Umbrella pine Cupressus sempervirens var horizontalis L Funeral cypress spreading form Cupressus sempervirens var pyramidalis L Funeral cypress columnar form Cercis siliquastrum L Judas tree Quercus pubescens Willd Oak Quercus ilex L Holm or Evergreen oak Ceratonia siliqua L Carob tree Cupressus arizonica var glabra Greene Cypress from Arizona Quercus coccifera kermes oak Olea oleaster wild olive tree Along with the above mentioned the following plants were also sporadically planted in the Aesthetic Forest Quercus aegilops L Valonia oak Acacia cyanophylla blue leaved wattle Eucalyptus globulus Labill eucalyptus trees Parcinsonia sp Schinus molle Pyrus amygdaliformis and Platanus orientalis L oriental planes In the open sites and in the recently reforested parts of the forest the low thorny xerophytes and with a cusion shape shrubs called phrygana in Greece mainly contain the following Sarcopoterium spinosum Phlomis fruticosa Corydothymus capitatus Cistus salvifolius Cistus incanus Euphorbia acanthothamnos Genista acanthoclada Fumana thymifolia Hypericum empetrifolium Inula viscosa Satureja thymbra Helichrysum sp

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  • The Aesthetic Forest Today
    efforts from the Philodassiki and the Ministry of Agricultural affairs Pinus brutia Ten Calabrian pine Pinus halepensis Mill Aleppo pine Pinus pinea L Umbrella pine Cupressus sempervirens var horizontalis L Funeral cypress spreading form Cupressus sempervirens var pyramidalis L Funeral cypress columnar form Cercis siliquastrum L Judas tree Quercus pubescens Willd Oak Quercus ilex L Holm or Evergreen oak Ceratonia siliqua L Carob tree Cupressus arizonica var glabra Greene Cypress from Arizona Quercus coccifera kermes oak Olea oleaster wild olive tree Along with the above mentioned the following plants were also sporadically planted in the Aesthetic Forest Quercus aegilops L Valonia oak Acacia cyanophylla blue leaved wattle Eucalyptus globulus Labill eucalyptus trees Parcinsonia sp Schinus molle Pyrus amygdaliformis and Platanus orientalis L oriental planes In the open sites and in the recently reforested parts of the forest the low thorny xerophytes and with a cusion shape shrubs called phrygana in Greece mainly contain the following Sarcopoterium spinosum Phlomis fruticosa Corydothymus capitatus Cistus salvifolius Cistus incanus Euphorbia acanthothamnos Genista acanthoclada Fumana thymifolia Hypericum empetrifolium Inula viscosa Satureja thymbra Helichrysum sp Calycotome vilosa Tragopogon sp Thapsia garganica Verbascum undulatum Anthyllis hermaniae Globularia alypum Thymelaea tartonraira Balotta acetabulosa etc The pea family species encountered in the area belong to the family of shrubs called pseudo steppes and came from the degradation of the natural forest flora Brachypodium ramosum Poa bulbosa Avena sp Bromus sp κλπ There are important kinds of plants in the area such as Cyclamen graecum Colchicum sp Asphodeline lutea Asphodelus fistulosus Allium roseum Fritillaria graeca Lloydia graeca Ornithogallum atticum Muscari comosum Asparagus acutifolius Smilax aspera Crocus sp Sternbergia lutea Cephalanthera rubra Serapias sp various species of Ophrys and Orchis etc Within the framework of the EU directive 92 43 Natura 2000 the following ecosystems can be found in the Aesthetic Forest and have been catalogued in annex I Olive and Carob groves Code Natura 2000 9320 Corine 91 45 3 Garigue rushwood of Sarcopoterium spinosum Code Natura 2000 5420 Corine 91 33 3 Types of Mediterranean Pine trees and endemic types of pine trees Code Natura 2000 9540 Corine 91 42 8 42 7 Rocky ecosystems without vegetation Code Natura 2000 8250 The whole region is of great importance for birdlife especially that of small birds Among the species noted by the Hellenic Ornithological Society in a publication titled Mt Hymettus one of the last lung of the green of Attica many nest remain throughout the winter or stay temporarily The following examples are given Alectoris chucar Partridge choukar Streptopelia decaocto Turkish turtle dove Turtledove Streptopelia turtur Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Owl Athene noctua Galerida cristata Cochevis huppe Erithacus rubecula Robin redbreast Turdus merula Blakcbird Phoenicurus ochruros Black redtail Luscinia megarynchos Nightingale Parus ater Tit coal Parus major Coal titmouse Pica pica Magpie Passer domesticus House sparrow Fringilla coelebs Finch Carduelis chloris European verdier and very recently a new species for Greece Phylloscopus proregulus Mammals such as Vulpes vulpes Fox Lepus europeus Hares and Erinaceus europeus Porcupines as well as a

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  • Garden General Plant Index Plant species Plant Groups Botanic Garden Gallery News and Activities Seed Bank Nursery Our Work Reforestations Actions Restorations Petrified Forest Marchalina Hellenica Introduction Press Publications Press Releases Marchalina hellenica Gallery Botanic Garden Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest Aesthetic Forest History The Aesthetic Forest Today Ownership of Aesthetic Forest Philodassiki s Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery News About Greece About the World Εκπαιδευτικά Προγράμματα

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  • Aesthetic Forest Map
    Index Plant species Plant Groups Botanic Garden Gallery News and Activities Seed Bank Nursery Our Work Reforestations Actions Restorations Petrified Forest Marchalina Hellenica Introduction Press Publications Press Releases Marchalina hellenica Gallery Botanic Garden Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest Aesthetic Forest History The Aesthetic Forest Today Ownership of Aesthetic Forest Philodassiki s Projects Monuments Information Maps Informational Material Aesthetic Forest Gallery News About Greece About the World Εκπαιδευτικά Προγράμματα In house magazine

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