Orchard meadows (Bongerten) are not only a typical feature of the landscape in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall, they also have high nature conservation significance as a habitat for many rare animal and plant species. The Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall helps to conserve the Bongerten stocks in the region. The following projects are being implemented as part of the Bongert Action Plan:
- Recording the diverse varieties of fruits in the Natur- & Geopark Mëllerdall
- Multiplying and planting rare fruit varieties typical of the region (“conservation orchards”)
- Planting of young and pruning of old fruit trees to preserve the orchard meadow stocks
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The east of Luxembourg is known for its abundance of fruit varieties. Apples include, for example, more than a hundred different varieties, including known and common ones like the Rhineland […]