I came across this forest while on holiday in Estepona, 15 years ago. At that time I didn’t have the information to ID the species, and so forgot about it. Now, the Treeographer has reminded me. There are links to more information at the end of the original post.
The post explains the adaptations of a fir tree to a ‘non-snow’ climate, and how this forest may be doomed because of climate change – how do you relocate a forest to a more suitable climate?
Pinsapos, or Spanish fir trees, are only found in a few places on Earth. One of the largest pinsapo forests is in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja.