The region of Malesh and Pijanec is located
in the far eastern part of the Republic of North
Macedonia and covers an area of 1 414 km2.
It is rich with numerous natural values,
among which are the forest tree species and
the various forests which make the region
particularly interesting for visitors.
The old-growth trees found in this region are
long-standing plant organisms that represent
a long life and development period, as well as
living memorials that can only be created and
shaped by nature through its overall
biochemical and historical influences.
Total 45 old-growth trees are identified,
described and marked in several localities
such as: Paruca, Goten, Govedarnik,
Chengino Kale, Dimlivo Prisoe, Kosevica,
Vratislavci, Svinjo Brdo, Selnik and Dulica.
These trees have invaluable significance for
the biodiversity and stability of forest
ecosystems and contribute to the overall
natural ambient of the forest as a whole. The
information and data they contain in terms of
the genuine genetic resources of the species,
climate change and other influences are very
important and are of great interest to the
science and society.