Gulgun B., Yazici K., Dursun S.

15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference (SGEM), Albena, Bulgaria, 18 - 24 June 2015, pp.725-731 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.725-731
  • Keywords: Platanus orientalis, Monumental Tree, Natural Heritage
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Monumental trees divide in four groups as historical, mystical, folkloric and dimensional monumental trees. Dimensional monumental trees should be distinctive on the basis of species and habitat, and they should live long enough (at least 100 years) to link up the generations. Additionally some trees can have some qualifications other than normal image of the species which can be so valuable and must be protected but unless they have historical, mystical, folkloric and dimensional characteristic they can't be announced as monumental trees. This study examines the monumental trees in the cities of Amasya and Tokat that are in Central Black Sea Region. There are 5 dimensional monumental tress in Amasya and 6 dimensional trees in Tokat. In this study, the link that the monumental trees establish between the past and the future has been emphasized and the negative factors about the maintenance of the monumental trees have been evaluated. As a result of the evaluations; solutions to carry the monumental trees as healthy natural heritage elements to the future have been suggested.