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Remnants of old-growth forests on the slopes of fells in Lapland, Finland

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Remnants of old-growth forests (mixture of magenta and dark green) on the slopes of fells with alpine (oroarctic) tundra (magenta spots surrounded by old-growth forests) on their tops south-east from Orajärvi Lake, in Lapland, Finland. The clear-cuts (light pink, pink, light magenta, or light grey polygons with straight, often rectangular boundaries) are clipping the remaining tract of natural forests and tundra from all directions Ц thus, the external boundaries of the old-growth forests are artificial. In the northern part of the tract you could see the stripe-method clear-cuts used for logging on the slopes. The surrounding forests are almost totally secondary of their origin, growing after clear-cutting (bright green). The only other natural ecosystems remaining in the landscape are the natural-state aapa-mires (turquoise, deep magenta, purple, violet and dark-violet spots here and there).

Creation date:
16.09.2014

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World