Tree alley - typical component of the landscape in Poland

Linden alley

An avenue or allée is road or path with a line of trees running along each side (see: Wikipedia). Tree avenues were created a beautiful shade canopy or designed to direct the eye toward some distinctive architectural building or feature, such as a chapels, churches, palaces, manor houses. In order to enhance the approach to mansions or manor houses, avenues were planted along the entrance drive. Sometimes the avenues are in rows on each side of a road between cities or villages.

Avenue of chestnuts trees

In most cases, the trees in an avenue will be all of the same species or cultivar, so as to give uniform appearance along the full length of the avenue. Trees preferred for alleys were selected for their height and speed of growth, such as poplar, beech, willow, lime, chestnut, oak or apple and other fruit trees. Shelterbelts and alley of trees were actively introduced to Polish agriculture since the 16th century. The fragmented structure of farms and a diverse topography favour the presence of small tree groups or alleys on agricultural land, especially in the central and eastern parts of Poland.

Willow alley

The woody structures such as avenues reduce diffuse pollution in ground water, improve the microclimate for crops, increase biological diversity and ameliorate the water supply. Alleys and avenues are a nutritional source for bees and to shelter crops and soil in the rural areas. They are the typical and very picturesque component of the landscape in rural areas in Poland. In recent years a lot of beautiful alleys disappeared from the landscape. There are destroyed during the widening of roads and the urban sprawl process.

Avenue of ash trees

Comments

  1. Beautiful tree lines. Love the golden light you captured these in.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. the trees are so huge and beautiful.

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  3. The lighting and lush green-ness is amazing!

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  4. Wonderful captures.. love the light!

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  5. The chestnuts are blooming in Germany right now and it has been so nice to see them, they are like mother natures "welcome home" gift to me.

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  6. These captures are simply magical! The light makes them so dreamy. I'd love to stroll down Willow Alley for an afternoon. #LTTL

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  7. Beautiful. I love scenes like this. Great shots.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/getting-ready-to-play.html

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  8. Lovely trees. I enjoy photographing trees myself.

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  9. Very nice collection of landscape images. Well done. Have a blessed day.

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  10. These are indeed great shots. Can't go wrong with a beautiful tree.

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  11. Wow, marvelous photos of this wonderful alley. Do you now the song from Gregory Porter: "take me to the alley" ? It´s a great new album and song.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  12. You captured some lovely light in all of your photos. Thanks for visiting my blog here in the UK.

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  13. I love them, they are all so beautiful

    Mollyxxx

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  14. Wow, great photos! I really like the ash and willow shots in particular - great work! Thanks for sharing!
    —Charles

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  15. Przepiękne aleje starodrzewów.
    Szkoda, że ich coraz mniej.

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  16. 1 i 2 zdjęcie są perfekcyjne! Gratuluję :)

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  17. Wonderful ambiance in these!

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  18. Oh yah, such beautiful shots.

    Lisa @ Life Thur the Lens

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  19. Takimi drogami mógłbym podróżować bez końca. Pozdr. :)

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  20. Lovely photos - well done! These are just great!

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  21. wonderful photo's, they make me think of the film Lord of the Rings, by far my favorite

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    ( http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-18-t/ )

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  22. First one is very mystical ~ all very lovely photos! Great choice for T!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  23. Such wonderful canopy of trees!

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  24. Oh those magnificent colors and tones! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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