Without the regular mowing of the meadows, the semi arid grassland risks to encroach all by favouring the development of groves. The final step would be thermophile oak woodland, adapted to the site conditions.
|Black Pines and sloes would contribute to this encroachment|
To successfully prevent the semi arid grasslands from encroachment, the very protection will not be enough on a long time period. Maintenance is also necessary: sloes with their elaborated root network and young Black Pines have to get eliminated on a regular basis.
|Uprooting on the Aarnescht|