Hedgerow management day Lantsch/Lenz
On Saturday, 28 October 2023, National Hedge Day, in cooperation with the Heckentag Schweiz association, took place in Zurtail near Lantsch/Lenz: 13 volunteers aged from 8 to 70, two Parc Ela employees and two farmers with tractors tended around 300 meters of wild hedge, which is part of a hedge landscape of regional importance.
The participants cut back hazel bushes – so that suppressed species get more light and space – and also planted 20 thorn bushes. Hawthorn, buckthorn, sea buckthorn and dog roses will not only delight birds, insects and small mammals in the future, but hopefully many walkers as well. Some of the cut shrubs are left to decompose, while some have been removed and will be used as fuel in the form of wood chips.
A big thank you to everyone who came along! National Hedge Day will also take place on the last Saturday in October next year.
Parc Ela is located in the heart of Graubünden and unites three language cultures: Romansh, German and Italian. With steep mountain peaks and vast landscapes, the park still feels like a genuine wilderness. In the valleys, historic villages and Baroque churches remind us of the former importance of the trade routes over the Albula, Julier and Septimer Alpine passes. The park communities have joined forces to advance sustainable economic and social development. They work to preserve precious natural and cultural resources, strengthen the local economy and promote tourism close to nature.