The mountain forest

  • Mountain forest
  • Take a walk in the forest
  • Mountain forests in autumn

O Christmas Tree
Thanks to a cold and humid climate, fir and beech trees dominate the extensive forests of the Vosges. Above 500 to 1000m altitude, the beech-fir landscape characterizes the massif. At the top of the summits only the beeches with their gnarled trunk resist the harsh climate of the Vosges: they are called subalpine beeches.

Over a certain age
Some trees are over 250 years old. These old trees offer a precious valuable habitat and must be preserved.

The hosts of the woods
Old woods offer living space to some well-known species such as the capercaillie or the Tengmalm owl. On the dead wood one can find species such as mosses, lichens, fungi and insects, which play an activ role in biodiversity.