baumzaehlen - Primeval Forests & Their Trees

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Sisāngan Forest Park, Iran

 

Most of the flat country along the mild coast of the Caspian Sea has been cleared for cultivation with only small patches of the original forest remaining. One of these is Sisängan Forest Park to the west of the town of Nur, right on the coast.

 

The trees are mainly deciduous, but evergreen Opens internal link in current windowBuxus sempervirens (European box) constitutes a main part of the forest. Many individual Opens internal link in current windowQuercus castaneifolia (chestnut-leaved oak) are remarkably large. Annual precipitation is about 1200 mm distributed relatively evenly over the year1. Average annual precipitation is about 16°C 1.

 

References:

 

1       Sagheb Talebi, K., Sajedi, T. & Pourhashemi, M. (2014): Forests of Iran. Springer.


 

Buxus sempervirens (European box) dominated forest.
Quercus castaneifolia (chestnut-leaved oak) along the road in the park. The thin trees are mainly Buxus sempervirens (European box).
Tilia dasystyla subsp. caucasica (Caucasian linden). The thin trees are mainly Buxus sempervirens (European box).
Parrotia persica (Persian ironwood). The thin trees are mainly Buxus sempervirens (European box).
On the left Quercus castaneifolia (chestnut-leaved oak) and on the right Albizia julibrissin (Persian silk tree) foliage.