Icelandic original birch forest
by Marco Cavalli, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection - National Council of Research (CNR IRPI), Padova, Italy
Dwarf birch trees with contorted trunks in a remnant patch of the Icelandic original birch forest whitin the desertified land around the Hekla volcano. In this area volcanic ash and grazing caused severe erosion.
Marco Cavalli (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)