Järvselja Nature Reserve

Järvselja Nature Reserve is a nature reserve situated in south-eastern Estonia, in Tartu County.

Järvselja Nature Reserve
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King's Pine in Järvselja
Map showing the location of Järvselja Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Järvselja Nature Reserve
LocationEstonia
Nearest cityTartu
Coordinates58°16′32″N 27°19′26″E / 58.27556°N 27.32389°E / 58.27556; 27.32389Coordinates: 58°16′32″N 27°19′26″E / 58.27556°N 27.32389°E / 58.27556; 27.32389
Established1924

The purpose of the nature reserve is to preserve the old-growth forest of the area, consisting mainly of Scots pine trees, including the so-called King's Pine Tree (Estonian: kuningamänd), which is over 360 years old. The nature reserve also functions as an important habitat for several species of birds, including pygmy owl, grey-headed woodpecker and wood grouse. A 5-kilometre trail has been prepared for the convenience of visitors.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nature Reserves and Hiking Trails in Tartu County" (PDF). Tartu Visitor Centre. Retrieved 19 May 2015.