About polish forests
Polish forests cover about 30% of Poland's territory, and are mostly owned by the state. Western and northern parts of Poland as well as the Carpathian Mountains in the extreme south, are much more forested than eastern and central provinces.1 The most forested administrative districts of the country are: Lubusz Voivodeship (48,9%), Subcarpathian Voivodeship (37,2%), and Pomeranian Voivodeship (36,1%).1 The least forested are: Łódź Voivodeship (21%), Masovian Voivodeship (22,6%), and Lublin Voivodeship (22,8%).
Forest in Poland occupy the poorest soil. Coniferous type accounts for 54.5%, whereas broadleaved type accounts for 45.5% (out of that, alder and riparian forests account for 3.8%). A number of forested zones are now protected by the Polish government and, in many cases, they have become tourist destinations. Over the years, many of the largest Polish forests have been reduced in size, and that reflected on the structure of forest inhabitation.
Up until the end of the 18th Century, beginning in what is known as the Middle Ages, forests were considered places for travelers and ordinary folk to stay away from, as they were home to bandits and were believed to be inhabited by evil spirits. Law and order did not apply to forests for many centuries, except for self-policing observed and administered by their inhabitants. However, the forests did contain numerous woodsmen and their families who made the best of their remote environment. These woodsmen lived on what the forest could produce, collecting pitch resin for sale ? important as method of illuminating city streets ? logging construction lumber, collecting lime, bees wax, honey, hops, mushrooms and whatever other saleable items could be harvested in the forest and sold in villages outside of it.
Trip to Tatry
Trip to the Tatras are very often organized venture, both within the family and in schools and other institutions. Admittedly, the Tatras are the almost addictive. More and more people admit that going to this place is not just a one-time break. Many tourists come to the Tatras every year. Undoubtedly affects the tourist attractiveness of the place. Beautiful hiking trails make it really worth visiting in the area. Definitely worth to go although beautiful places in the Tatras - for example over the Sea Eye or to the Valley of the Five Lakes. Nature in this area can really truly impress every visitor.
Biebrza National Park - a unique place
The choice of the Biebrza National Park as a place where we spend a holiday is a great decision, especially for active tourists who love the direct contact with nature. In this area because we have the opportunity not only to admire the incredible and untouched by human activity of nature, but also to actively spend time outdoors. The Biebrza National Park prepared many hiking trails that can be overcome in various ways. Departure in these pages is certainly a treat, especially for nature lovers, who in this area can meet very rare, especially among birds and plants. There are in fact many marshes, which produce a special microclimate.