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
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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
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.
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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