The tallest beeches in the world grow in Havešová in Poloniny

The national nature reserve is part of the Carpathian primaeval forest.

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The Havešová National nature reserve is one of three reserves with the highest degree of protection within the Poloniny National Park. Together with Stužica and Rožok, it is a part of the UNESCO natural heritage Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe.

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As the administration for the Poloniny National Park writes on its website, trees with extraordinary thickness and the greatest measured height for individual beeches on the world scale grow in Havešová. Some are 58 metre tall.

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Havešová is located in Snina county and stretches over an area of 171 hectares. The reason why it was listed by UNESCO is its primaeval forest character.

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