baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada - Emerald Lake

 

Yoho National Park forms part of the vast (23,069 km²) Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Area, as does the adjoining Opens internal link in current windowBanff National Park. Emerald Lake, famous for its turquoise water, lies at an elevation of 1300 metres. The forest around the lake is mainly composed of Opens internal link in current windowPicea glauca × Opens internal link in current windowengelmannii (white × Engelmann spruce), Opens internal link in current windowAbies lasiocarpa (subalpine fir) and Opens internal link in current windowPinus contorta var. latifolia (lodgepole pine). Recent mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks have devastated Pinus contorta, most of which are now dead. Around the lake there are also small patches of “Inland Rainforest” containing e.g. Opens internal link in current windowThuja plicata (western redcedar). Tree species diversity is low and most species are easy to identify.

 

Official site:

 

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/index.aspx


Picea glauca × engelmannii dominated forest. Also Abies lasiocarpa (subalpine fir, very narrow crowns) and Pinus contorta (lodgepole pine, the dead trees).
Picea glauca × engelmannii dominated forest.