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.
Taken on 3
Submitted on 23 February 2016
Credit: Marco Cavalli (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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