7 strange forests that challenge human imagination

Here are the special forests that nature has given to the Earth.

1. Over-800-year-old forest


According to the American Forest, Tongass National Forest, Alaska, USA, with an area of 68,000 square kilometres is the largest forest in the United States. However, 40% of the Tongass area is the wetland, ice, rock and non-forestry;  only 40,000 km2 of the forest.

It is also the largest temperate coastal rainforest in the world today intact with many trees in the forest estimated at 800-1000 years old.

This National Park was established in the early 20th century to preserve the richest ecosystem in the United States.

2. "Dead forest"


Deadvlei, Namibia was formerly a wetland, but about 900 years ago it began to dry up after the sand dunes block them from the Tsauchab River.

Today, "dead wetland" in Namibia still attracts many scientists to study.

The grasses in the marshes are dying, but after centuries they have not been decomposed due to extremely dry conditions. Therefore, today the world has a magical place when the 1000-year-old trees stand on a white clay layer, surrounded by yellow sand dunes.

3. Crooked forest


According to The New York Times, the forest is in Nowe Czarnowo village in the south of Szcezecin, Poland, with 400 pines with roots bending north while the trunk remains upright.

In 1930, about 100 pine trees were planted in this area. After the devastation of the village of Nowe Czarnowo in World War II, people began to notice the incredibleness of the pines.

Today, scientists say the pine trees here naturally grow for about 7-8 years before being bent. The maximum height of this tree is 15m.

There is still no accurate explanation for the phenomenon of this strange plant, but many of the theories are given as a result of unusual changes in Earth's gravity, snow storms, even by the action of the tanks in the war.

4. The forest of the "oldest" creatures


The Bristlecone pine forest, eastern California, is located 3,000m above the White Mountains, in the Inyo National Forest. For a long time, the forest was considered to be the home of the world's longevity creatures.

For many years, the Methuselah tree is considered the oldest living in the world when living about 4849 years - approximately the age of the first Egyptian pyramid.

By 2013, Methuselah lost the throne by another pine tree in the area of about 5,067 years old.

5. “Demon forest”


According to Newzealand.com, the Goblin Forest is located in the Taranaki Mountains, the region of western New Zealand. This place has a unique look that you will not find anywhere else.

It is called "demon forest” because throughout the forest are trees with the strange appearance, is covered with mysterious blue mosses that make us feel like a land of mystery.

6. “Rock Forest”


The Tsingy Forest in northwestern Madagascar is famous for its sharp, jagged limestone rocks reaching up to 70 meters. The Tsingy word for Malagasy means that it is impossible to walk on barefoot.

In China, there is a similar rocky forest of about 500 square kilometres in Yunnan Province. The area forms about 270,000 years from limestone deposits.

Both forests are recognized by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage.

7. "Mushroom-shaped" forest in the desert

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According to Sputnik News, the Quiver forest in southern Namibia located in the middle of a desert is very special. About 250 rare Quiver individuals live in the forest for 200-300 years.

Quiver (Aloidendron dichotomum), in the shape of a mushroom, is a typical species in southern Africa and is often considered a symbol of Namibia.

By: Judith Edwards

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