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The article summarizes the history of keeping trees on the agricultural land in Czech lands from the beginnings of agriculture through their loss during agricultural industrialisation up to attempts to restore them in current multifunctional agriculture. It points at numerous traces of this land use and management in the czech palynological record, European iconography, 19th century tax records (Franciscan cadaster), scholar agrarian literature, photographs taken by Czech ethnographers and landscape itself. In the discussion over the results the discrepancy of record of this old cultural practice is shown alongside with the consequences that a symbolic annihilation of a certain theme in agricultural knowledge can have for the features of agricultural landscape.


agroforestry, trees, agriculture, Czechia

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