The State Forests of Poland have participated in world exhibition on inventions, research and new technologies – Brussels Innova

The State Forests of Poland have presented an innovative way of recreating  thermophilous oak forest, which is one of the most valuable types of forest, and is protected with EU Habitat Directive. This oak forest is one of the richest floristic forest community appearing in Poland, where on 100 m2 more than 60 species of plants can grow. The project was started in 2012 in Strzałowo Forest District, where the foresters were helped by polish koniks (species of horse). The effects of grazing the forestland were surprising.  New, very rare and protected species of plants appeared at the area, where the oak forest was being reconstructed. Implementation of this project is one of the examples of the multifunctional active protection of species and habitat diversity. The exhibition was prepared by the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Olsztyn.

For more information in Polis and a video clip please visit the LASY PANSTWOWE website.

Published 07/12/2015

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