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Rudawy Janowickie Mountains
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Swedish Whitebeam Avenue

Currently, this is one of the longest avenues lined by this species in Europe, and is apparently already quite ripe with age, as it reaches back over a century.


The Swedish whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia) is an interesting and enduring hybrid formed of two species, the European rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and the common whitebeam (Sorbus aria), which only emerged in the postglacial period. This species occurs naturally in Northern Europe, and is the rarest tree to grow wild in Poland. Small numbers of them can be seen in the forests between Kołobrzeg and Gdynia, where it is under strict species protection. You have to admit that these trees are particularly picturesque – and they also lead the way to the mysterious forests blanketing the Rudawy Janowickie mountains.

Translation Jonathan Weber