baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Helvetinjärvi National Park, Finland

The forests of this park were mostly managed in the past but in places, like around Luomajärvi, there are also patches close to the natural state. Opens internal link in current window Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) and Opens internal link in current window Picea abies (Norway spruce) dominate, the former on drier and the latter on moister soils. Tree species diversity is low and most species are easy to identify. Annual precipitation is approx. 580 mm and average annual temperature approx. 3°C.

Camping is allowed only at designated sites.

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Wind fall in Picea abies (Norway spruce) forest in the vicinity of Luomajärvi. Also young Sorbus aucuparia (European rowan).
Lakeshore of Luomajärvi. Picea abies (Norway spruce, dark crowns), Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine, reddish trunks) and Betula pendula (silver birch, light green crowns).
Small Picea abies (Norway spruce) in a small patch of bog.