D. Halajova, P. Halaj, L. Feriancova, J. Supuka
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Nano, Bio And Green – Technologies For A Sustainable Future, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-06-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 563 - 570 pp


Greenery of cemeteries often creates a substantial part of public greenery in our towns but often doesn’t subserve greenery functions. The older architectonical burial places where the greenery by reason of spatial limitation is diminished on tree-lined communications represent the most widespread cemetery type of Slovak towns. The greenery also often exists as solitaires in grave field and existence of woody plants at these conditions is affected by various negative factors. We assume these factors as the main reason of vitality decreasing and poor aesthetic standard of woody plants in burial places. The article is focused on evaluation of greenery in the eldest cemetery in Nitra town. There have been evaluated woody plants during 10 years. The highest abundance of genus Thuja is a significant factor of contemporary image of recent burial places. Their individual planting in grave field is a recent characteristic element impairing original composition, complicating the service and visitors orientation in grave field. The obtained data describes complex dendrological composition of surveyed cemeteries, species composition and dendrological value of woody plants. On base of evaluation results we have proposed the principles of framework methodology for greenery restoration in sepulchral places

Keywords: cemetery, greenery, design, inventory, evaluation