|Mixed deciduous forest in vicinity of Trzebnica, southwestern Poland.
The climax forest of the Atlantic period was similar in appearance. Linden
(lime), oak, elm, and other hardwoods formed a continuous forest canopy
across northern Europe. The mid-Holocene climatic optimum was a time of
warmer, milder conditions, in which soil development had reached a peak.
Agriculture was not yet a factor for vegetation in northern Europe.
Photo date 8/93; © by J.S. Aber.|
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