ÂŠ Daniel Vallauri
Subalpine old-growth forest remnants are rare. However, small patches or single trees are here among the oldest of the continent, with for example Pinus cembra over 800 y-old. Due to inaccessibility and rural abandonment since 1950s deadwood amount could be important, and its decomposition is the slow in dry and cold climate.
God Tamangur reserve (Switzerland)