baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Jasmund National Park , Germany

The special feature of this park (30 km 2 ) are steep chalk cliffs rising more than 100 metres directly from the Baltic Sea. For an old-growth forest lover, there is very little to see. The Park´s forests almost entirely consist of previously managed young growth, mostly Opens internal link in current window Fagus sylvatica (European beech), with some conifer plantations. There are a few very small old reserves of F. sylvatica closer to the natural state. In 2011, a part of the park was added to the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany World Heritage Site. Annual precipitation is 800 mm 1 and average annual temperature 8–9°C.

References :

1 Sperber, G. & Thierfelder, S. (2005): Urwälder Deutschlands. BLV Verlagsgesellschaft mbH .

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Old Fagus sylvatica (European beech) forest. Elev. 120 m.