Glade is an open area in the forest. The main vegetation is grass and small shrubs. May be formed as a result of the inability of the soil in this place to provide food and/or fixing trees (constant glades), or as a result of felling, falling of a large tree with damage smaller around, windbreak, etc. (temporary glades). Glades in the forest are areas where plant communities (dominated by grasses and/or shrubs), as well as related animal species, which are not typical for the forest biotope, can develop. Glades are an integral part of the forest.