Cherkasy Forest

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Cherkasy Forest (Ukrainian: Черка́ський бір; transliterated: Čerkas'kyj bir) is a natural pine forest located on north and north-west ends of the city Cherkasy in central Ukraine. At 28,500 hectares (70,400 acres), it is famous as the biggest natural pine forest on the south edge of the scots pine area. Along with Irdyn Swamp and Moshnogirya Log, it creates 41,700 hectares (103,000 acres) of unique natural area.[1]

Flora of this forest counts more than 800 species, 18 of which are listed in The Red List of Ukraine (list of species that are in danger of vanishing). The forest was nominated as one of the 7 wonders of Cherkasy Oblast.[2]

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