Babaneuri Strict Nature Reserve
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|Babaneuri Strict Nature Reserve|
|Nearest city||village Babaneuri|
|Area||8.63 km2 (3.33 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Agency of Protected Areas|
|Website||Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas|
The Nature Reserve is located at the foot of the Greater Caucasus in the vicinity of villages Babaneuri and Argoq, it also includes the Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas. The main objective is to protect up to 240 ha of zelkova grove, trees that are featured in Regional Red List of Georgia.
The Nature Reserve has the largest grove of the rarest plant in Georgia - the Caucasian zelkova - a tree that has survived from the Tertiary period and was considered to have already disappeared from the face of the earth, but in 1946 it was rediscovered on the banks of the Alazani.
These relict trees can reach height of 30 m with a trunk diameter of 90 cm. The Georgian oak, the field maple and the other are mixed together. The undergrowth is represented by hawthorn, privet, medlar, privet and wild rose.
- "Babaneuri". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
- "Batsara-Babaneuri Protected Areas - Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia". apa.gov.ge. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
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