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Posebni rezervat šumske vegetacije Prašnik

PRAŠNIK

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Located in the forest area of ​​the municipality of Stara Gradiška, this special forest vegetation reserve covers an area of ​​52 ha of the last remains of the Slavonian oak rainforests, which is today used for scientific research and for the needs of the rangers. In ancient times, such forests covered the entire area between Sava and Drava. Prašnik is a unique secondary rainforest of the old Slavonian oak trees in the area of ​​the Stara Gradiska municipality. It is considered as a rainforest because it was never used for economic purposes. 53ha of it were excluded from regular economic usage in 1928, and it is settled approximately 96m above the sea level. Today it is a special forest vegetation reserve that has about 1000 old oak trees and about 150 common beech and hornbeam trees. Between the old trees, which are quite rare, a young mixed forest has appeared. The oak trees are aged between 250 and 300 years or more, with a diameter of 70 to 220 cm, and the height of individual giant trees is greater than 40 meters. The volume of such trees reaches an astonishing 50 m3.