9 Forests to Bring you one with Nature
Across the world, there is a multitude of forests, all more sublime and mysterious than the others. Some mark spirits by their colors, when others do it thanks to their trees with incongruous shapes, their size or the particular atmosphere that resides there. We present 9 of these forests that marked the drafting.
THE TORDED FOREST, POLAND
Located in Poland, the Twisted Forest is a true natural curiosity. With an area of about 1.7 hectares, it is composed of more than 400 pines which have the characteristic of having the base of their trunk extremely deformed and presenting an angle of 90 °!
Thus, these trees, which are about 80 years old, seem to be bent … If today nobody seems to know why these pines have this particular shape, the most widespread theory believes that they would have been planted in this way by a Agriculture for the purpose of creating furniture, and that he would never have reaped the fruit of his labor.
The Puzzlewood site is located in the Dean Forest in England and is best known as the inspiration for writer JRR Tolkien for the famous saga ” The Lord of the Rings “.
In the 19th century, more than 1.5 kilometers of winding roads were constructed so that you can easily walk in this enchanting place where you can admire strange rock formations, secret caves and centenary trees.
ZHANGJIAJIE NATIONAL PARK, CHINA
Located in China, about 2h30 from Beijing, Zhangjiajie National Park is a true natural wonder. Notably known for having inspired the director James Cameron for the film Avatar , this site extends over an area of about 130 km ² and enjoys a subtropical climate which hosts many varieties of rare trees, endangered species. It marks by its surrealistic appearance where rocky mountains at the vertiginous height leave the ground and on which the vegetation has found refuge between the cracks and the crevasses.
ADAKN ALASKA NATIONAL FOREST
Located on an island in Alaska, this forest has the distinction of being the smallest of the United States (and perhaps even of the world) … And for good reason, it has only 33 trees! If this number is ready to smile, the history of this forest is quite exciting.
Its origin dates back to the Second World War when the US military decided to build an air base in Adak to repulse the Japanese imperial army. While the troops were depressed, General Buckner decided to plant trees to cheer them up at Christmas . Unfortunately, the climate being particularly difficult, the pines did not hold … Only one resisted! But about 50 years later, this “forest” naturally grew, raising its staff to 33 pins.
A protected area since 2007, the baobab avenue (or boulevard des baobabs) is located in the west of Madagascar and more precisely in the Menabe region. If today there are not many of these majestic trees that are about 800 years old and up to 30 meters tall, it must be remembered that at one time they were part of a forest Dense environment, of which almost nothing remains today, notably because of pollution and human activity.
ARASHIYAMA BAMBOOERY, JAPAN
Located in the region of Kyoto in Japan , the bamboo has become a tourist attraction where travelers like to go to enjoy a moment of peace, calm and meditation through the air rustles sliding on bamboo and The peculiar light of the sun that slips through this sumptuous plantation. With its 500-meter path, traced between the trees, this place offers an unmistakable promenade, although short, whose atmosphere is quite unique in the world.
FORT OF OTZARRETA, SPAIN
It is in the natural park of Gorbeia , a protected area that is located in Spain, that one can find this unique place. Thanks to its moss-covered roots, which contrast with the powerful red of the leaves fallen to the ground during the autumn, this forest that is crossed by a calm stream seems straight out of a fairy tale.
FOREST OF HALLE, BELGIUM
The Bois de Hal , or its real name Hallerbos , is a 552-hectare forest located to the southeast of the town of Hal in Belgium . It is mainly known for its absolutely marvelous colors, the result of the vast stretches of wild hyacinths which litter its ground and which bloom in the spring, and especially towards the end of April. It is also at this moment that the Bois de Hal is the most beautiful: the trees are still bare, the light of the sun confers, to these flower beds, an absolutely sumptuous brilliance.
WISTMAN’S WOOD, ENGLAND
Located in Devon County, England, Wistman’s Wood is a woodland between 380 and 420 meters above sea level that is overgrown with moss and greenery. Nature is so wild and so flourishing that one might almost think that no human has gone there for centuries. This is due in particular to the fact that the soil of this forest is strewn with stones covered with foam, which makes its access particularly difficult.
Also, these trees with twisted branches give this place a special atmosphere, which would almost give the sensation that it comes straight out of a fairy tale. A feeling which is also enhanced by the numerous legends associated with Wistman’s Wood , including that of the great hunting