Timber Forest

Following the path east, we reach the timber forest. Particularly on silicates like here, the upper forests of the continental, low-precipitation and radiation-rich inner Alps are inhabited by the Arolla Pine (Pinus cembra) and the Larch (Larix europea)Particularly impressive are the weather pines marked by storm and lightning that are up to 1000 years old. The most beautiful examples can be found along the pine path towards the Glungezer. Whilst in the case of the larch the seeds are spread by the wind, the Arolla Pine seeds are spread exclusively by the nut cracker. The Rowan Berry (Sorbus aucuparia), the Birch (Betula pendula) and the Blue Berried Honeysuckle (Lonicera caerulea) frequently form bushy undergrowth in this forest.

Timber Forest