III Technical-Scientific Conference


Toruń, 4-6.10.2007

under the auspices of the Mayor of the City of Toruń

Urban forests are often large areas of urban green spaces that play specific role in the life of a city. They are the links between parks, squares, green areas and bigger forests complexes. They also act as big partition zones for particular quarters and areas of diversified character and role (industrial, residential, hospital and spa areas, traffic routes etc.) The significance of social and educational functions of these areas increases, they determine the quality of life, well-being and health of city inhabitants. Opinions on forest management are often created on the basis of impressions coming from the contact with urban forests. There are many problems without any system solution provided so far. The most important seem to be the planning and property issues as well as objectives and functions which should be fulfilled by the areas (they are defined by the owners of forests and are not always consistent with the interest of city inhabitants). Taking into account the important role of urban forests as well as numerous problems concerning management and protection of theses areas,     the next edition of the conference “Urban greenery – the natural richness of a city” concerns significant issues connected with forests located within and next to the cities in the countries of the European Union.



Subject area of the conference:

–     role and functions of urban forests,

–    forests as an element of urban greenery

–  the role of landscape architects in including the forests into the system of urban greenery,

–    Polish and EU law and its adjustment to specific conditions of the functioning of forests in a city – urban forests development plans – (surveys, designs),

–    administration, management and protection of forest resources in the cities.

Conference program

04.10.2007 r. – Thursday

9.00-10.00 – Registration of the participants

10.00 – 10.15 – Openning session, speeches of the authorities of the city

  • The Role and Significance of urban forests in the life of inhabitants of cities,  prof. dr hab. Marek Kosmala, Katedra Architektury Krajobrazu, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
  • The forests of Toruń, mgr inż. Tomasz Kozłowski, Urząd Miasta Torunia
  • Urban forests as main component of Natural System of the City on the example of Łódź, dr inż. Grażyna Ojrzyńska, Katedra Ochrony Przyrody, Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • The Sylvan Park of Culture and Repose „Myślęcinek” in Bydgoszcz – proper utilization forests to rest and recreation, mgr inż. arch. krajobrazu Karol Dąbrowski, Leśny Park Kultury i Wypoczynku „Myślęcinek” w Bydgoszczy

12.00 – 14.00 – Paper session

  • The Legal aspects of protection and preservation forests in cities,, mgr inż. Paweł Lisicki, Wydział Ochrony Systemu Przyrodniczego Miasta, Biuro Ochrony Środowiska, Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa
  • The Management and protection plans for urban forests in Warsaw,  dr inż. Roman Wójcik, Katedra Urządzania Lasu, Geomatyki i Ekonomiki Leśnictwa, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
  • The Forests in the cities, mgr inż. Dariusz Wrzos, Leśnictwo Miejskie Łódź
  • The Plan of forests utilisation in cities on the example of Toruń, Andrzej Walczak – st. taksator, Taxlas
  • The Plan of utilisation or plan of preservation cities forests, dr Kazimierz Biały, Andrzej Biały, Zakład Gleboznawstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika z Toruniu
  • The possibilities to co-fund extraproduction forest functions from the resources of the European Union on the example of the Urban Forests in Szczecin, mgr inż. Jacek Kowalski, Urząd Miasta Szczecina

15.00 – 16.00 – Paper session

  • The Civilization threats to city forests;  the example of the largest city forest in Europe – the Lagiewnicki Forest in Lodz, dr inż. Barbara Wycichowska, Instytut Architektury i Urbanistyki,  Politechnika Łódzka
  • The recreational management of warsaw municipal forests – present condition and the prospects of development, dr inż. Emilia Janeczko, dr inż. Małgorzata Woźnicka, Katedra Użytkowania Lasu, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
  • Forests in a system of city greenery in Wrocław, dr Grzegorz Synowiec, mgr inż. Magdalena Doniec, Biuro Rozwoju Wrocławia

16.40 – 17.40 – Paper session

  • Forest Gardens – one of the possibilities of bring into cultivation of urban landscapes, dr Agnieszka Dobrowolska, dr Krzysztof Wraga, Katedra Roślin Ozdobnych, Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie
  • Forests as an element of spatial composition of residential buildings in Spala, dr inż. Małgorzata Milecka, Ewelina Widelska, Instytut Architektury Krajobrazu,  Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski
  • Estimation of adaptation Warsaw cities forests for needs of disabled people, dr inż. Małgorzata Woźnicka, Katedra Użytkowania Lasu, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie

17.40 – 18.00 – Discussion 18.00 – Supper

05.10.2007 r. – Friday

Field session

8.30 – 17.00 – meeting in the front of the Hotel Kosmos, street Ks. J. Popiełuszki 2

  • Urabn forests of Toruń and the district
  • Astronomical Observatory in Piwnice
  • Sylvan School in Barbarka

(The buses will get the participants to the hotel, and about 19.30 will be wait to go for social meeting) About 20.00 – Social meeting in the area Rest Center „Walter”, return will be about 24.00  hour

06.10.2007 r. – Saturday

9.00 – 10.00 – Paper session

  • City forest of Bialystok support of rare and protect species of lichens, dr Anna Matwiejuk, Instytut Biologii,  Uniwersytet w Białymstoku Natural insects pathogens as man’s allies in forest pest control, dr Maryla Szczepanik, Instytut Biologii Ogólnej i Molekularnej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
  • Forests of the Forest Research Institute – a place of education and recreation for inhabitants of Warsaw and its surroundings, mgr inż. Grażyna Głuch, Izba Edukacji Leśnej, Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa w Warszawie
  • The „Dolina Siedmiu Młynów i źródła strumienia Osówka” natural-landscape complex – protected object in Municipal Forests in Szczecin, prof. dr hab. Stefan Friedrich, Katedra Botaniki i Ochrony Przyrody, Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie
  • Cities forests of Szczecin – as greenery areas with a large importance for recreation  and education townsfolks, dr inż. Marcin Kubus, Katedra Dendrologii i Kształtowania Terenów Zieleni, Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie, dr inż. Tadeusz Leśnik, Katedra Ochrony i Kształtowania Środowiska, Akademia Rolnicza w Szczecinie

10.00 – 10.30 – Coffee break

10.30 – 11.30 – Discussion

11.30 – 12.00 – Summary, formulation of conclusions, closing of the conference

Honour patronage :

Wojewoda Marszałek

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