Summer is coming (at least in the northern hemisphere) and holidays are getting close. Here at Urna Bios we love green life and we decided to suggest some of the best forests around the world as possible spots for your next dream travel.
Amazon Rainforest – because Amazon before being a website was something else
This is not such an original choice (we know) but we could not skip the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest on the planet. The Amazon, a moist broadleaf forest, represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and covers 5,500,000 square km (2,100,000 sq mi) within 9 nations (Brazil – 60%, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana).
Crooked Forest – because we bend but we don’t break
The Crooked Forest (in Polish Krzywy Las) is located outside Nowe Czarnowo in Poland. The grove contains about 400 pines, planted around 1930 when the area was part of the German province of Pomerania. Their fascinated specificity is that they grow with a 90 degree curve at the base of their trunk, though they are surrounded by a larger forest of straight-growing pines. It is generally believed that their distinctive form was the result of some human tool or technique. Though the exact method and the motive are still unexplained, it has been supposed that it was done to have crooked timber for boat and furniture building.
Black Forest – because we like the dark side of life (especially when it is made of chocolate)
The Black Forest (in German Schwarz Wald) owes its name to the lack of light caused by the density of the conifers, mostly consists of pines and firs, at the time of the Romans. This wooded mountain is part of the Baden-Württemberg region, south-western Germany. The Forest is crossed by many long-distance footpaths, but you can also go for one of the shorter paths and spent the remaining time enjoying the delicious food of the region (i.e. the Black Forest Cake).
Giant Sequoia National Monument – because small seeds give birth to big trees
It is located in the southern Sierra Nevada (California) and it receives this name for the 33 groves of giant sequoia that grow within its boundaries. The Sequoia National Forest covers 1,330 square km (328,000-acre) and here one can admire the Boole Tree, that is the sixth largest tree in the world and the largest tree within the U.S. Forest Service. Isn’t it astonishing thinking that the giant sequoia, one of the largest organisms on earth, grows from a seed around one centimetre long (less than half-an-inch)?
This was our very personal selection and we are well conscious that it just one of the thousand lists that could exist, so please feel free to comment this post and share with us your personal choice :)
Could you imagine becoming part of one of this forests?