Artificial planting at sites on which the relic forest was cut down, 2005 (continuation)

Infringements: Clauses 25, 26 and 27 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "About Special Protected Natural Territories and Objects" are violated; Clause 55 of "Forest Codes" of the Republic of Belarus is violated; Clause 62 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus "About Environment Protection" is violated; violation of the ecological balance within the protected forest; infliction of damage to biological diversity.

Events, facts, documents and evidences: In 2003 the technology of large-scale artificial planting made by application of mould-board ploughs was brought into practice in Belovezhskaya Pushcha in protected sites of felled Spruce stands affected by Bark beetles and in thinning stands. This topic was described in detail on the older pages "Artificial planting at sites on which the "primeval" forest was cleared, spring 2003" and Artificial planting at sites on which the relic forest was cut down, 2004 (continuation)".

In 2005, despite of criticism by public environmentalists and scientists in the field of ecology and the availability of scientific publications, which explain the abnormality and the inadmissibility of replacement of natural relic forest of Belovezhskaya Pushcha by man-made plantations, this negative practice has been continued.

These pictures show the most dramatic ecological violations related to artificial planting in sites on which the relic natural forest was growing in the past.

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(Artificial planting of trees; Compartment 778; November 03, 2005)

This problem has already been described in detail before. Read more precious information concerning the problem of artificial planting of woods in Belovezhskaya Pushcha on these pages:


Further: Application of chemical poison in a forest nursery (2005)