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.
Although many tourists coming to the Tatras focus your holiday in the valleys and in such places in Zakopane, as Krupówki, it should come out in the higher parts of the mountains, of course, as far as physical abilities. We can meet there really unique in the country specimens of both flora and fauna of the Tatras. Very often wyglądanymi by tourists animal pathways are chamois, which, however, can meet only a few. Chamois is quite wild animals, like bears and goats, which very rarely can also be found in this area. It should consider dropping into the unknown land, because such a meeting can be quite dangerous for tourists.
Contact with nature - the best way to relax?
Outdoor Recreation is increasingly willing chosen by Poles form of recreation, especially during the holidays or winter holidays. No wonder - in Poland, because we find many places where you can spend your time very attractive, using the occasion of the beautiful surrounding nature. In Poland, we find many mountains, with peaks offering stunning views and well-prepared trails invite only hours of hiking. And in the winter we can take advantage of the ski slopes. Rest in nature is not only the top - should you choose is also the beautiful Mazury lake or coastal area to see. Each of these places is recommendable holiday destination.