Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kellerwald-Edersee National Park - GERMANY - UNESCO #1133

This amazing card was the second I've got today for Kerstin and it shows the old beeches in the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park in Hesse (the largest contiguous beech woodland in Germany). I already have a postcard from this UNESCO site, but from Ukraine, so now my collection gets better and if I can get one from Slovakia, this WHS will be complete. Thank you so much Kerstin - it's a beautiful photo. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #1133 - Primeval Beech Forest, Kellerwald - GERMANY
 
The Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany are a serial property comprising fifteen components.  They represent an outstanding example of undisturbed, complex temperate forests and exhibit the most complete and comprehensive ecological patterns and processes of pure stands of European beech across a variety of environmental conditions.  They contain an invaluable genetic reservoir of beech and many species associated and dependent on these forest habitats.
 

 

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