Forestry today

The State Forestry Institution "Lepel Forestry" of the Vitebsk Industrial Forestry Association is located in the southern part of the Vitebsk region in the territory of the Lepel, Chashniki and Senno administrative regions.

The length of the territory from north to south is 60 km, from west to east is 75 km.

The forestry enterprise is bordered in the north-west by the Ushachsky forestry enterprise, in the northeast by the Beshenkovichi forestry enterprise, in the east by the Bogushevsky forestry enterprise, in the south by the Borisov and Krupsky forestry enterprises of the Minsk region and in the west by the Berezinsky biosphere reserve.

Climatic conditions are quite favorable for the growth of the main forest-forming species: pine, spruce, birch, aspen, black alder.

The total area of forestry is 96.0 thousand hectares, of which covered with forest is 85.9 thousand hectares.

A characteristic feature of the territory of the forestry enterprise is a pronounced hilly-hilly relief, composed of a heap of rocks brought by the glacier and the presence of a large number of lakes, usually located in large glacial depressions bordered by moraine ridges and hills. On the territory of the state forest fund of the forest enterprise there are 54 lakes, 26 small rivers flow. The main part of the territory of the forestry enterprise belongs to the Western Dvina River Basin.

The administrative building of the forestry enterprise is located in the district center of Lepel, 110 km from the regional center of Vitebsk and 155 km from the capital city of Minsk.

The main objectives of the leshoz are:

According to the Charter, Lepel Leskhoz performs the following functions:

Reference Information

General characteristics of the forest fund

Year of formation of the forestry enterprise: 1936
Fire Hazard Class: 3.5
Average age of stands: 51 year
Average Stock: 214 m 3/ ha

Breed structure of forests

Conifers: 42084 ha
Soft-faced: 42182 ha
Hardwood: 1585 ha

Age structure of stands

Youngsters: 14068 ha
Middle Ages: 33275 ha
Crouching: 23856 ha
Ripe: 14652 ha

Forest Categories

Category Total area Forest covered area
Conservation Forests 1415 ha 1317 ha
Recreational and Wellness Forests 2965 ha 2592 ha
Protective forests 28660 ha 24867 ha
Operational Forests 62937 ha 57075 ha