No other tree species can survive the permafrost plains this far north, so if the larch forests
of northern Asia disappear, the entire ecosystem would change.
Western-style villas nestle among its pine and larch forests
, while its boulevards are lined with patisseries and boutiques.
The stunning, historic house is hidden in a hollow surrounded by hills and larch forests
and overlooks the Wye Valley
Heading south-east towards Grenoble, we'd climbed steadily on the vineyard-flanked fringes of the natural park before starting some serious climbing, zig-zagging up through larch forests
to the Col de Marcieu.
Autumn in the Swiss alpine resort town of St Moritz means golden-coloured larch forests
, dark blue sparkling lakes and crystal clear mountain air.
are widely distributed around the world at a latitude of 60 degrees north, and about 4.5 Mha of larch forests
is distributed in Northeastern China [9, 10].
After Pontresina station, village lights become increasingly infrequent and larch forests
grow less and less dense.
The eastern Tamyr Peninsula contains the world's most northerly forests: larch forests
in the basin of the Khatanga River, at 72[degrees]23' N.
Her study of historical records documents that long before Smokey Bear, ground fires that maintained open spaces in ponderosa pine and larch forests
became less frequent.
Because the Agathis wasp had proved so effective in the East, it was the logical species to do battle in the western larch forests
. In 1960 Robert Denton, an entomologist with the Forest Service's Inter-mountain Research Station, received his first shipments of Agathis wasps from Dowden.
As the larch forests
begin to change, an impressive rainbow of colour is seen in the hills above the town, which offers hikers an ample choice of trails.