The Pristine Forest of Szalafő

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Description

Based on its history, the pristine forest of Szalafő could not really be termed „pristine”, as it has enjoyed its relative wilderness for hardly more than half a century. However, it is one of those forested areas in Hungary that have been left in their natural condition for the longest time, and therefore it is of outstanding natural and scientific value. What makes the Pristine Forest of Szalafő valuable and important is that in its seed-shedding area the development of a forest starting on a farmland, the changes in its structure and, as a result, the modifications in its ecological community can all be studied.