Prevalent tree species

The present spread and local dominance of different species of tree results from their individual competitive strength, the diversity of the site (climate and soil) and the influence of humans. Thus, in the mountains, clear-cutting in past centuries and the present natural re-afforestation of abandoned Alpine pastures favour larch and mountain pine. In contrast, in the broadleaved woodland of the

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Main tree species

Tags: Landscape and Space, Landscapes, Forest and trees, Climate change, Environmental monitoring, Forest
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 1986