IFLA Europe Exhibition “Landscape as a Common Ground” continues - we present project from Turkey entitled: “Plaza of monumental Inkaya Plane Tree”!
The authors of the project were: Halim Perçin, Ekrem Kurum, Şükran Şahin, Alper Çabuk, Elif Namal, Saye N. Çabuk Ankara University Technopolis AZTATEK Co.
Plane tree in İnkaya village, on the road to Uludağ Mountain in Çekirge District of Osmangazi Municipality in Bursa City, coetaneous to Ottoman Empire with 598 years is famous worldwide. This tree, which is an outstanding nature monument, gets its name from İnkaya village, one of the first villages of Ottoman Empire. The plane tree has 13 main branches, and each of them are as thick as the trunk of a plane tree. The height of İnkaya Plane Tree is 35 meters. This plane tree is one of the oldest trees of Turkey with a crown width of 9.2 meters, and width of its branches going up to 3 to 4 meters. İnkaya villager’s income is predominantly generated through visitors of the tree which may go up to ten thousand visitors on some days. Villagers also engage in agricultural and livestock activities, and the most of the harvests are sold to the visitors of the monumental tree.
For more information please visit https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/project/the-arninge-ullna-riparian-forest-park