Every person who regularly goes to the forest to hunt, walk, or to collect the gifts of nature, sooner or later had to stumble upon mysterious wooden pillars. In most cases, they are colored red. Also, on each pillar there are some kind of numerical designations, and in some cases also letters. What are these posts, and why is everyone entering the forest obliged to understand them?
The forest is the property of the state, and therefore the forest fund, like any other wealth, is subject to inventory. For this, a so-called block network has been created - a system of forest quarters, which divide the forest into sections, facilitating forestry and forest management. The quarterly network is needed to facilitate land surveying, geological prospecting, topography, and more. The network is organized by forestry.
Each forest quarter is separated from the other by a clearing. It is on this clearing that the mysterious columns are installed. They are called "quarter pillars". They are needed so that in the forest, in principle, it was possible to navigate by the map of the quarters. Each quarter has its own numerical index. In addition, a knowledgeable person can determine the direction to the north from the pillars.
The numbering of forest quarters is carried out in a way that is not very understandable for a common person. The fact is that the numbers of forest plantations grow in the direction from northwest to southeast. Thus, the north direction will indicate the edge between the lowest values. However, it is important to take into account one subtlety here: one forest can be part of several forestries. Therefore, on the border pillars, "minced meat" can be obtained from at first glance scattered values. This is because they can fight off to different farms.
Forest quarters come in a variety of sizes. Nevertheless, in the European part of Russia, the length of one quarter glade very rarely exceeds a distance of 2 km. Most often, the length of the side of the block is 500-1000 meters. Once at such a post, if you have a telephone, you can contact the rescuers and name the numbers on the post. After that, the Ministry of Emergency Situations will easily find the lost nature lover.
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