Zelkova abelicea

Zelkova abelicea (Lam.) Boiss. (Ulmaceae) is a threatened, endemic tree of the Mediterranean island of Crete. It is one of the 6 species of the genus Zelkova which represents one of the most emblematic relict tree genera of the Tertiary. Although all main Cretan mountain massifs (Lefka Ori, Idi, Dikti and Thripiti) host populations of Z. abelicea, the distribution of the species is extremely fragmented. It is threatened by overgrazing and browsing by goats and sheep, soil erosion, drought, fire and the cutting of young branches for making "Katsounes", the traditional Cretan walking sticks.
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19 November 2020

Annual meeting of the partners and the scientific committee of the project

On November 19 2020, due to travel restrictions, the annual meeting of the project was held via video conference.

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12 December 2019

Ενημερωτική ομιλία για την Αμπελιτσιά στην Κάτω Σύμη Ηρακλείου

Το Μεσογειακό Αγρονομικό Ινστιτούτο Χανίων (ΜΑΙΧ) και η Διεύθυνση Δασών Ηρακλείου σας προσκαλούν στην ενημερωτική ομιλία «Αμπελιτσιά: το απειλούμενο, ενδημικό δένδρο της Κρήτης», που θα γίνει την Πέμπτη 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, ώρα 19:30, στην ταβέρνα «Ομαλός», στην Κάτω Σύμη Ηρακλείου.

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07 November 2019

Annual meeting of the partners and the scientific committee of the project

The annual meeting of the partners and the scientific committee of the project "Conservation of Zelkova abelicea (Ambelitsia) in Crete (2017-2020)" was held at MAICh on Thursday and Friday 7-8 November 2019.

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