Monuments of nature

The biggest undisputed attraction for the visitors is the Zoo's  rich and diverse flora. They can find there as many as 500 trees, representing over 50 species, many bushes and perennial plants. The most interesting species are: ginkgo, common purple beech, magnolia or tulip tree. Here one can also find many beautiful rhododendrons, bindweed, a collection of roses and rock plants.

 

MONUMENTS OF NATURE

 

Common Purple Beech /Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea/ - 2 specimen

Trunk perimeter: 279 cm
Height: 15 m

Trunk perimeter: 195 cm and164 cm (double trunked)
Height: 14 m

Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 2006

Beech is a wide-spread tree with elliptic, oval, irregularly rimmed leaves which are covered with pale green, silky hair in spring. The leaves change their colour into dark green with time, to get yellow, orange or brown in autumn. The beech bark is grey and smooth.

London Plane /Platanus acerifolia/

Trunk perimeter: 422 cm
Height: 25 m
Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 1994.      

This huge, imposing broad-leaved tree, growing as high as 40 metres, can be found in Central Europe. Its crown is wide-spread and high-vaulted. It has grey-brownish barks which come off as thick, big, round pieces, leaving light yellow patches.

Black Pine /Pinus nigra/

Trunk perimeter: 234 cm
Height: 17 m
Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 1994

Evergreen coniferous tree, growing as high as 30 m. Quite common and popular in south-eastern part of Central Europe, in The Balkans and some parts of The Mediterranean region. Often planted in city parks and gardens, as well as forests.

Ginkgo /Ginkgo biloba/ - a group of 4 specimen

Trunk perimeter: 171 cm
Height:15 m

Trunk perimeter: 137
Height: 71 cm

Trunk perimeter: 71 cm
Height: 8 m

Trunk perimeter: 180 cm
Height: 16 m

Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 2006

Ginkgo is at present the only representative of the family which was common 200 million years ago. As it looks like its ancestors, it is called "living fossil". Ginkgo comes from China, but it does not occur there in its natural form any longer. Yet, as it has been sacred and planted in temple gardens for centuries, it has survived up till present times. Ginkgo tolerates pollution, and so it accommodates easily to city life.

Turkish Hazel /Corylus colurna/

Trunk perimeter: 232 cm
Height: 9 m
Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 2006

This decorative tree from mountain forests of South-Eastern Europe and Asia Minor is loved by squirrels. They can find there many delicious, big walnuts in autumn. Turkish hazel can resist frost, drought, pollution. That is why it is popular in city parks and avenues.

Pedunculate Oak /Quercus robur/ - 3 specimen

Trunk perimeter:  324 cm
Height: 27.5 m
Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 1996

Trunk perimeter: 328 cm
Height: 14 m
Registered as natural feature of historic importance since 2006

The most common species of oak in Poland, growing in broadleaved and mixed forests all over Poland. The oak leaves, reverse ovalled and irregularly rimmed, are planted on short stalks. Its fruit, so called acorns, hang on long stems - thus the name - stem oak.