|Beech-birch forest in southern Baltic uplands, Kadyny, Poland. Beech
trees predominate in forests of the southern Baltic region today. Such forests
grow on rugged upland terrain that is unsuitable for cropland. Beech bark and
leaves have little value for animal fodder. Beech tolerates the cool-wet
climate and relatively low level of nutrients in modern soils.
Photo date 7/93; © by J.S. Aber.|
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