National Park Buzuluk pine trees killed by the drought 2010

More than one tenth of the trees in the national park "Buzuluksky forest" in the Orenburg region die from desiccation and insect pests, which proliferated after the drought and hurricane in 2010, the deputy director of the park to protect Danil Fedorenko.

"Atmospheric drought and shortage of water in the soil dry out and cause a noticeable weakening of the trees, which is accompanied by the invasion of pests. Drying occurs at higher elevations, it makes itself felt dry in 2010. First, dry pine, birch less. Last year shrinkage was expressed faintly because it was a rainy year, and this year it is very noticeable, "- said Fedorenko RIA Novosti.

According to him, the trees are drying up as in the field with a total area 4.5 hectares, where in 2010 he took a strong hurricane. Currently, the National Park guide thinking on how to deal with the death of the trees.

"It is expected to forest pest survey to develop measures to combat desiccation, to determine whether to do something urgently, or fire pests gradually he will come to naught. This year we have seen sawfly ordinary pine sawfly, hawk, black beetle, shestizubchaty woodworm, "- said the official.

In the summer of 2010 in the European part of the Russian heat wave was recorded. Two months over the European part of the country was an anticyclone, the temperature for a long time kept at above 30 degrees Celsius.

National Park "Buzuluksky Bor" was created in 2007 on the border of the Orenburg and Samara regions in order to preserve the only one in Volga steppe forest consisting of relict pine and mixed pine-deciduous forest crops. The park is more than 106 hectares. In the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed living in Buzuluk boron white-tailed eagle, peregrine falcon, great bustard, little bustard, sociable plover, Russian muskrat.

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