Published: 2018-08-281


Piotr Kulesza , Magdalena Lubiarz , Małgorzata Żak-Kulesza
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Section: Articles


Among numerous elements of the Polish landscape, especially noteworthy are the roadside sacral objects. They are a testimony to national and local identity, and express centuries-old religious values. What is more, roadside crosses and shrines, surrounded by trees and shrubs, accentuate the space with exceptional decorative and cultural value. The presence of vegetation enriches the compositional value of these objects, complements their spatial structure, and highlights the aesthetic value.  This paper presents the results of a study of regarding roadside sacral objects, carried out in the Trzydnik Duży Commune, Lublin Voivodeship. The study was performed as an inventory, enabling us to determine the species composition, health condition, and age of the dendroflora accompanying the roadside sacral objects. Within the studied area 73 roadside sacral objects were inventoried. It was found that 53 of them were surrounded by trees and shrubs that represent 42 species. The most common include limes, lilacs, and white cedars. Health condition of the dendroflora is varied, however 78 % of the examined trees and shrubs are of very good or good health condition.


dendroflora, roadside sacral objects, landscape, Trzydnik Duży, cross, shrine

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Kulesza, P., Lubiarz, M., & Żak-Kulesza, M. (2018). DENDROFLORA OF ROADSIDE SACRAL OBJECTS IN THE TRZYDNIK DUŻY COMMUNE (LUBLIN VOIVODESHIP). Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 16(4), 239–247.

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