About spruce bark beetle in the Białowieża Primeval Forest in English.
Against NGO activists’ and some scientists’ assumptions, bark beetle gradation in the Białowieża Primeval Forest does not seem to decline. In fact, the spruce tree dieback is more and more intensive.
Opinion of the Scientific Council for Forestry reporting to the Prime Minister of Poland on the dieback of spruce stands in the Białowieża, Browsk, and Hajnówka Forest Districts that comprise the “Białowieża Primeval Forest” Promotional Forest Complex (PFC)
For more than a dozen years now we have been witness to a dispute over the way in which the Białowieża Primeval Forest – a natural treasure of the Podlaskie Province, of Poland and of Europe – should be managed and protected.
The Scientific Council of the Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Kórnik, wishes to draw attention to the highly damaging attempts to politicise the public debate on the condition and the future both of the entire Białowieża Primeval Forest and of its commercial parts, which are managed by the State Forests National Forest Holding (the State Forests).