old growth forest

An old-growth forest — also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, late seral forest, or (in Great Britain) ancient woodland — is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community. Old-growth features include diverse tree-related structures that provide diverse wildlife habitat that increases the biodiversity of the forested ecosystem. The concept of diverse tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, greatly varying tree heights and diameters, and diverse tree species and classes and sizes of woody debris. Old-growth forests are valuable for economic reasons and for the ecosystem services they provide. This can be a point of contention when some in the logging industry may desire to cut down the forests to obtain valuable timber, while environmentalists seek to preserve the forests for benefits such as maintenance of biodiversity, water regulation, and nutrient cycling.
Forest Road. - A forest path in the sunshine.
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Forest Road.

Added 2 days ago by Zeta

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After the storm - An image after the August storm
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After the storm

Added 5 days ago by Michalina

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Alley in the park. - A beautiful alley in the park !!!
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Alley in the park.

Added 6 days ago by Grażyna

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The source of Mary - An object in the Stołowe Mountains
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The source of Mary

Added week ago by Elddrz

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Alley in the park. - Szpaler trees in the park.
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Alley in the park.

Added 8 days ago by Zeta

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mossy forest - forest, greenery, mosses, path
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mossy forest

Added 9 days ago by sandra

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autumn landscape - autumn, forest, road, leaves
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autumn landscape

Added 11 days ago by sandra

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mountain stream - brook, stream, rocks, boulders, forest, emerald water
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mountain stream

Added 12 days ago by sandra

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Wizard's house. - Mysterious witch's house.
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Wizard's house.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Forest and teddy bears - WE HAPPEN TO TREES IN THIS WORLD !!!
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Forest and teddy bears

Added 2 weeks ago by Sandra

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Chinese rainforest. - Chinese rainforest.
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Chinese rainforest.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Bridge over the river. - Bridge in the park above the river.
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Bridge over the river.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Avenue of old trees. - Avenue of old trees.
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Avenue of old trees.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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Wet forest. - Wet forest. Tolkien's atmosphere.
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Wet forest.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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The sun is shining. - The sun shines through the trees.
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The sun is shining.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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landscape - forest, trees, stream, moss
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landscape

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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autumn landscape - autumn, forest, ferns, birches
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autumn landscape

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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Wooden bridge. - A wooden bridge in a misty forest.
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Wooden bridge.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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pine in the mountains - pine in the dwarf mountains
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pine in the mountains

Added 3 weeks ago by BOŻENA

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landscape - forest, trees, ferns, rays of the sun
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landscape

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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waterfall - waterfall, river, rocks, vegetation
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waterfall

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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above the river - path on the river, trees, rays of the sun
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above the river

Added 3 weeks ago by sandra

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

Added 4 weeks ago by andi

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

Added 4 weeks ago by andi

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stream in the forest - river, stones, plants, greenery
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stream in the forest

Added 4 weeks ago by sandra

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row of trees - trees, road, greenery
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row of trees

Added month ago by sandra

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Japanese garden. - Japanese garden. Yokohama.
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Japanese garden.

Added month ago by Zeta

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waterfall - waterfall, river, rocks, moss
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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waterfall - waterfall, river, vegetation
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waterfall

Added month ago by sandra

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forest lake - forest, lake, trees, resting place
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forest lake

Added month ago by sandra

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Road in the forest - road in the forest of wielkopolska trees
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Road in the forest

Added month ago by edyta

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Walk in the forest - A walk in the Wielkopolska forest
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Walk in the forest

Added month ago by edyta

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tropical forest - tropical forest, flora, palms, exoticism
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tropical forest

Added 2 months ago by sandra

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wild forest - wild backwoods
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wild forest

Added 2 months ago by iwo

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mountain lake - mountain lake, summer, trees
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mountain lake

Added 2 months ago by sandra

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