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Jaworzyna Krynicka is located in the heart of the Poprad Landscape Park established in 1987 to preserve the landscape, culture and nature of the Beskid Sądecki.
The slopes of Jaworzyna are heavily forested and mostly covered with fir and beech trees. The fir predominates the lower parts of the habitant while the beech grows higher on mountain slopes. Beech forests are particularly picturesque and simply unforgettable for tourists in autumn when their leaves are glowing in the sunshine with all different shades and colours. The natural stands of Jaworzyna are enriched by a variety of other trees, such as sycamore maples, ash trees, elms, larches, pines, mountain ashes, birches and alders.
Approaching the PTTK mountain hostel on Jaworzyna Krynicka by car you will probably notice a trail of yellow marks painted on tree trunks some 1,5 m above the ground. It is the beech seed stand. Beech trees here are left to breed seeds that are later collected and planted in a forest nursery.
Near the top of the mountain you can see some man-planted spruces. They were introduced here to deforest the open pastures (hale) used for animal grazing by the Lemkos who once populated this area.

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