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Subalpine forests

Š 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)

2011 wwf vallauri  
2011 wwf vallauri