Fringing Forest

Fringing Forest

 

(or gallery forest), a forest located in a narrow strip along rivers flowing through treeless areas such as steppes, prairies, savannas, and deserts. The tropical forests along rivers in the savannas of Africa and the grasslands of South America are typical fringing forests. In Middle Asia fringing forests are called tugaic forests, or tugai.

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He chafed and fretted that he could not travel with the swiftness of thought and that the long tedious miles stretching far ahead of him must require hours and hours of tireless effort upon his part before he would swing at last from the final bough of the fringing forest into the open plain and in sight of his goal.