Problems of tree and shrub felling – lesson from Poland

Grażyna Gawrońska , Krzysztof Gawroński , Karol Król


Greenery is an inherent component of both natural and anthropogenic environments. Green areas fulfil three basic functions: economic, environmental and social. They build the city landscape and influence its urban composition. One of the most important environmental problems is felling of trees and shrubs. Excessive felling may cause disturbance of biodiversity and ecosystems. This paper attempts to analyse the process of cutting down trees and shrubs in Poland on the example of Przeworsk Commune (Podkarpackie Province). Descriptive and analytical methods were employed. The principles of cutting down trees and shrubs in Poland were presented in compliance with applicable legal regulations. The economic effects of felling of trees and shrubs were described. The analysis of the process of felling of trees and shrubs was carried out on the basis of data obtained from the City Hall of Przeworsk. The years 2013-2017 were analysed. In Przeworsk commune, in 2013-2017, fees for removing trees from legal persons were charged. However, in 2015 the charged fees were cancelled. At the same time, it has been noted that the legal changes in Poland that occurred in 2017 caused a significant violation of the environment due to uncontrolled felling of trees and shrubs. It has been shown that shrub planting can compensate for the loss of greenery (ad hoc plantings), and of trees in particular.
Author Grażyna Gawrońska (FoEEaLS / DoLRaED)
Grażyna Gawrońska,,
- Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Development
, Krzysztof Gawroński (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Krzysztof Gawroński,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Karol Król (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Karol Król,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Malinovska Larisa, Osadcuks Vitalijs (eds.): 18th International Scientific Conference : Engineering for Rural Development : Proceedings, Engineering for Rural Development, vol. 18, 2019, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, 1969 p.
Keywords in Englishtrees, shrubs, economic effects, loss of greenery, ad hoc plantings
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2019/57
Languageen angielski
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