baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Duck Mountain Provincial Park , Saskatchewan, Canada

The park (150 km 2 ) was logged in some parts between 1905 and 1914 but old-growth forests can still be found. Tree species diversity is low and the species are easy to identify. The dominant tree is Opens internal link in current window Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) 1 . There is plentiful Opens internal link in current window Picea glauca (white spruce) regeneration below P. tremuloides .

Camping is allowed on campgrounds only.


1 Acton, D. F., Padbury, G. A. & Stushnoff, C. T. (1998): The Ecoregions of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center .

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Picea glauca (white spruce) - Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen, with furrowed bark) forest. Also Prunus virginiana (chokecherry, shrub, centre background) and Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder, shrubs, right background).
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) dominated forest. Also Picea glauca (white spruce).