"The ancient oak tree reserve" Top 5 Page for this destination Bialowieza Things to Do Tip by evaanna
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Have you ever seen hundreds' year old oak trees? If not, visit Stara (Old) Bialowieza, where the Polish and Lithuanian kings and princes who used to come to hunt in that forest planted an oak tree each. The trees actually bear their names so that you know who planted what. In fact, the forest owes its present perfect natural conditions to the Polish kings, starting with Wladyslaw Jagiello (1351-1434), King of Poland and Lithuania, who treasured it and treated with special care. That is why the oldest of the trees in the Bialowieza National Park is an oak named after him, which, unfortunately, is nearing the end of its long life due to dry-rot. The tallest of the oak trees reach the height of more than 40 metres - much too much for my camera.
The reserve is a haven for birdwatchers - you can encounter rare species of birds in the area.
Address: Stara Bialowieza
Directions: From Bialowieza: Drive to Pogorzelce and turn right half-way between Pogorzelce and Teremiski.
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