Pandarine

Pandarine

Posted on 06/28/2007


Photo taken on August  8, 2006

1/1020 f/6.3 6.3 mm ISO 80

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY KODAK DX7590 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA


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spruce-fir forest
clingmans dome
gsmnp
tennessee
north carolina
great smoky mountains
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"Ghost Forest"

"Ghost Forest"
Dead Spruce-fir trees and new undergrowth.

The Spruce-fir Forest caps the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest elevations. Red Spruce and Fraser fir are growing above 4,500 feet in elevation. The climate of the spruce-fir forest is similar to climates in areas like Maine, and Quebec, Canada.

The dead trees, typical for Clingmans Dome, were killed by Balsam Woolly Adelgids, a non native bug that was introduced to the area from Europe around 1900 and killed 95% of the trees on Clingmans Dome. However, I saw a huge difference since I was here about 13 years ago. New trees are growing, and the area looks much greener than I remembered it.

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kolibri*
kolibri*
die Natur findet immer wieder einen Weg, nur manchmal anders als der Mensch denkt....das sieht hoffnungsvoll aus.
Im Yellowstone NP staunt man nach all den Bränden, wie schnell sich die Natur erholt, es sieht nur eben etwas anders aus!
10 years ago.
Pandarine has replied to kolibri*
Das denke ich hier nach den Braenden auch immer - nur, dass es bei Braenden sehr viel schneller geht, als dort am Clingmans Dome. Aber immerhin, man sieht schon einen deutlichen Unterschied.
10 years ago.
Pandarine
Pandarine
Auf den Tag genau 2 Jahre spaeter:

Clingmans Dome 2008
10 years ago.