Almost 100 years ago, the famous mountain town of Skole, in the Lviv region, underwent its first mass deforestation. They cut everything, from the Christmas tree to the spruce, from the oak to the hornbeam. This wood was exported en masse to the west by the Poles. Probably, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth felt the imminent collapse of its empire and the then government decided to begin the mass destruction of forests. This period coincided with the heyday of rail transport, early 1930's.