Located only a couple of miles from our Forest retreat is the Bory Tucholskie National Park.
Bory Tucholskie National Park was established on July the 1st, 1993. It is located in north-western part of Poland, Pomorskie Province. The area is 4 613,04ha. It covers north-western part of Bory Tucholskie, a big Forest Complex. It is located on the area of Chojnicki County in two municipalities: Chojnice and Brusy.
Little changed natural environment is a special feature of Bory Tucholskie National Park. The terrain was was formed by the last Baltic’s glaciation. Sandurs diversified with multiple high grounds, tunnel valleys and kettles are prevailing here.
Forests and lakes deserve special attention. Forests eco systems cover over 83% of the Park’s area. These are mostly fresh coniferous forests and dry with multiple species of lichen, as well as swamp habitats. The dominating species of the Park’s stand is a Pine (Pinus silvestris), but it’s the oak called “Bartuś”, that is the oldest tree in the Park.
Water eco-systems cover 11,5% of the Park’s area. There are 21 lakes in the Park. The most precious water bodies are oligotrophic lakes. Lobelia lakes deserve to be mentioned among oligotrophic lakes; there are eight such lakes in the Park. The special watercourse is the Seven Lakes Stream (Struga Siedmiu Jezior). This small river drains from the biggest Lake of the Park – Lake Ostrowite and disemboguing to Lake Charzykowskie.