Characteristics of the background of the Stary Gaj forest in the SW part of Lublin

Miłosz A. Huber, Sebastian Skupiński

Abstract


Stary Gaj Forest is a complex, located in the south-western part of Lublin. It is a small forest limited rail and building a city, village Stasin from the West, and Zemborzyce Podleśne from South. It is located on the east of the Nałęczów Plateau, where the predominant soil in the ground formed on loess-like rocks. Research in the micro samples were subjected to the substrate, and a fragment of moss and fungus. The substrate is composed of minerals such as quartz, feldspar, mica, clay minerals and accessory minerals (zircon). Furthermore, in the medium the occurrence oxides and hydroxides of iron and addition of titanium (of undetermined nature of appearance). The study of plants, especially in the northern part of the forest showed relatively certain metal content, which may indicate a run in the neighborhood of human activity.

Keywords


Stary Gaj; Lublin; Forest; Soil; Geochemistry

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