Nature of Bursa

Approximately 71% of Uludag National Park is covered by forest, which includes species such as laurel, alder, sycamore (plane tree), judas tree (redbud), chestnut, linden, maple, cherry laurel, hazelnut, oak and beech.

Ataturk City Forest is situated on the border of Bursa's Nilufer and Osmangazi districts, in the Odunluk Neighborhood, at the skirts of the mount Uludag. It is the biggest city park in Bursa. (150 hectares / 1.5 million m2). And the park has a high altitude. There is an entry fee. It is a popular picnic spot with hiking trails and bikeways. Located in the forest, the Extrempark offers a variety of activities for people of all ages, including swings, trampolines, horseback riding, wall climbing, and other attractions.

Balat Forest is located in the Balat neighborhood of Nilufer district. It is 15 hectares in size. And picnic areas are available. It also serves as an event venue for national and international festivals.

Karacabey Floodplain Forest is a rare forest type in the world. It is situated in the Kocacay Delta, where the Susurluk Stream and the Marmara Sea meet.
Susurluk Stream, which cannot pour into the Marmara Sea due to the naturally formed sand barrier, feeds the delta and floodplain forest. In the floodplain forest, which covers an area of 730 hectares, there are ash trees, alder tree, and willow trees, and about 250 bird species, namely, the black stork, red duck (aythyra nyroca /pasbas patka), collared pratincole, kentish plover, little bittern, night heron, squacco heron, little egret, gray heron, mallard, garganey, red-crested pochard, common pochard, white-tailed eagle, wild goose, chaldrich, common tern, woodpecker, and pelican.