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Most Beautiful Forests in The World.

Bluebells in Halle`s forest, Belgium. From late April to early May a few acres of woodlands are covered by a splendid carpet of wild bluebell hyacinths. Photo by: Raimund Linke
Thick grove of poplar trees, Oregon. Photo by: David Thompson
Arashiyama, a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan. Photo by: unknown
Magical winter in Quebec forest, Canada. Photo by: Gilles Chênevert
The Black Forest during night in Baden-Württemberg region, southwestern Germany. Photo by: Andy Linden
Deep in the green forest, France. Photo by: Fidelo
Read also: Biodiversity, the variety of life, is absolutely essential to the health of our planet's ecosystems.
Natural the tunnel near Halnaker, England. Photo by: Colin Michaelis
Mysterious glowing light in a Finland forest. Photo by: Mikko Lagerstedt
Beautiful forest from a fairy tale, Belgium. Photo by: Adrian Popan
White carpathians forest in autumn. Photo by: Janek Sedlar
Splendid yellow forest. Photo by: Lars Van De Goor
Deep in the moss forest, Spain. Photo by: Jose Ramon Irusta
The number of trees in the world, according to a 2015 estimate, is 3 trillion, of which 1.4 trillion are in the tropics or sub-tropics, 0.6 trillion in the temperate zones, and 0.7 trillion in the coniferous boreal forests. The estimate is about eight times higher than previous estimates, and is based on tree densities measured on over 400,000 plots. It remains subject to a wide margin of error, not least because the samples are mainly from Europe and North America.

Forests can also be classified according to the amount of human alteration. Old-growth forest contains mainly natural patterns of biodiversity in established seral patterns, and they contain mainly species native to the region and habitat. In contrast, secondary forest is regrowing forest following timber harvest and may contain species originally from other regions or habitats.

Different global forest classification systems have been proposed, but none has gained universal acceptance.UNEP-WCMC's forest category classification system is a simplification of other more complex systems (e.g. UNESCO's forest and woodland 'subformations').

This system divides the world's forests into 26 major types, which reflect climatic zones as well as the principal types of trees. These 26 major types can be reclassified into 6 broader categories: temperate needleleaf; temperate broadleaf and mixed; tropical moist; tropical dry; sparse trees and parkland; and forest plantations. Each category is described as a separate section below.
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Maria Susana Diaz

I like nature, cooking and photography. In my travels between Argentina and Italy I prefer witness through photography environment, natural and gastronomic riches.

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  1. Humboldt Redwoods State Park
    California
    Best accessed from: A drive along the 32-mile Avenue of the Giants provides a humbling intro to these ancient trees. You will feel like an insignificant insect. An ant.
    Best hike: While the Founders Grove Nature Trail is popular for its impressive heights, the Rockefeller Loop at the Bull Creek Flats is less crowded and just as towering.

    If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes — you can drive through a giant tree here. Just don’t try to hug one, unless you have freakishly long arms.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and to add a new forest to the list.

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