Miroslav Kabal is learning the Biosphere Reserve within the Carpathians and could be very optimistic. “Outdated timber within the reserve’s forest usually are not threatened,” he says. All are in untouched areas, the place human actions are prohibited. They’re immune to local weather change and usually are not affected by pests, as they develop in a balanced and self-regulating ecosystem. If the timber are damaged, they’re rapidly changed by others, which develop in a short time. Nature is renewed with out hindrance. “

Many timber listed here are between 300 and 350 years previous. The oldest recognized is 5 centuries previous. By learning the regeneration of those main forests, big out of doors laboratories, scientists hope to seek out keys to assist man-made forests cope higher with local weather change.

Essentially the most beneficial virgin beech forests in Romania, totaling nearly 24,000 ha, have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage Record. They’re positioned in 8 totally different areas: Izvoarele Nerei, Cheile Nerei-Beuşniţa, Domogled – Valea Cernei, Cozia, Codrul Secular Şinca, Groşii Ţibleşului, Codrii Seculari Strîmbu-Băiuţ, Codrul Secular Slătioara.

Secular forests with main buildings (virgin and quasi-virgin forests) are samples of the final remaining terrestrial ecosystems in Europe, which have been fashioned with out important human affect, however because of an extended pure evolution of 1000’s of years. At this time, these forests are true scientific laboratories that may assist us perceive via a dwelling lesson and protect the secrets and techniques of the forest universe.

As well as, these forests play a key position in preserving the cultural id of native communities. Within the Carpathian Mountains one can communicate of a “wooden civilization”, the historical past, philosophy of life, tradition and traditions of native communities in these areas are so carefully linked to the forest that homes them that the 2 ideas can’t be separated. Solely by penetrating the mysteries of those pure forests that after coated the overwhelming majority of territories will we be capable to perceive what has been the supply of inspiration, matter and vitality within the lifetime of native communities all through historical past.