Our Forest Stands
It is a plain dominated by flood soils and flood forest-soils formed from the alluvial deposits of the ancient River Dráva (Drave). On this area of excellent water management, as early as the age of the Árpád dynasty kings, contiguous forests, six times larger than today, stretched out here containing groves of oak, ash-tree and elm, together with flood area forests of soft-wood.
The most valuable growing stocks are in the hornbeam and peduncular oak forests and the groves of oak and elm-tree. From ecological aspect the groves of willow, poplar and alder are of great importance. The share of meritorious poplar forests is only 5 %. It is worth mentioning that near the villages Szentegát and Bürüs there are hornbeam and peduncular oak forests mixed with flatland beech renewing on a natural way. The existence of beech-trees in this particular area has already been documented in a field record in 1267.
It is a hilly land formed in the Pannonian Age divided by wide ridges and gently slopingvalleys stretching from north to south. Soil types dominating this region are brown soil and brown forest soil formed on loess.
The beech- and hornbeam-oak forests of excellent quality and growth are important stands concerning silviculture. There are Turkey oaks and locust trees in dryer places. The share of poplars and pines together is 9 %.
The most valuable native tree growing stock in the Zselic region is the silver linden-tree naturally associated with beeches at fresh places forming stands of great wood-yield.