The Laurel Forest of La Gomera



The laurel forest of La Gomera is a must-see tourist attraction. The forest is one of the oldest and best one within Europe. The laurel forest is almost completely natural, so it has an impression of absolute originality.

There, one meets the Azores and the Stinklorbeeren laurels especially. These are joined by a variety of ferns that grow very high. The laurel forest also grows moss veils, moss beards and braids. Also, there are lichens, which give the local trees a mystical look. Incidentally, the lichen is no indication that the forest is sick, which is thought by many. This is quite the opposite, because this in fact indicates the purity of the local air.

Because of the diverse rainfall and humidity, the forests in such thrive. Moreover, to prevail in a laurel forest, it is usually always the same climatic conditions. Thus, mild and constant temperatures always prevail there. Even the normally resistant to moisture stays there. In addition, longer dry seasons in this area absolutely unusual. These climatic conditions can be found all year over.

The focus of the laurel forest are huge trees, which can rise up to 30 meters. The laurel forest tree shines with a density that can be up to 3,000 trees per hectare. These forests have their origin in the far past in the Tertiary.



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