Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Beech Forest in Ukraine

The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians was the only Unesco site i was still missing from Ukraine, but now, thanks to Galyna, i've this card from there!!

The forest are the largest remaining 'virgin' forests of the European beech (Fagus sylvatica). They also hold the largest and tallest beech specimens in the world. The designated site consists of 15 properties, 6 of which are located in the Ukraine.
Beech is one of the most important elements of forests in the Temperate Broad-leaf Forest Biome and represents an outstanding example of the re-colonization and development of terrestrial ecosystems and communities after the last ice age, a process which is still ongoing. They represent key aspects of processes essential for the long term conservation of natural beech forests and illustrate how one single tree species came to absolute dominance across a variety of environmental parameters. - in:

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