Arbor Day in Poland Date in the current year: October 10, 2016

Arbor Day in Poland Poland celebrates Arbor Day (Dzień Drzewa) on October 10. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of the country's rich forests.

Forests cover about 30% of the land area of Poland, making it the fourth most forested country in Europe. It is estimated that by 2050, this number should increase to 33%. Most of Polish forests are state-owned. A number of forested zones are under protection of the Polish government.

One of the most famous Polish forests is Białowieża Forest. It is shared between Poland and Belarus. Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the primeval forest that once grew on the European Plain. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Poland's largest continuous forest is Lower Silesian Wilderness.

Sadly, Arbor Day is not widely celebrated in Poland. Nevertheless, Poland's government and conservation organizations put a lot of effort in raising awareness of the importance of forest conservation, tree planting, and reduction of forest extraction.

Besides, Polish conservation organizations hold tree planting campaigns on other relevant dates. Schoolchildren and forestry university students often participate in such events.

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