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Maple Trees | by Claude@Munich
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Maple Trees

For me one of the most beautiful places in the Northern Limestone Alps. I love this combination of mountains, plain and wonderful trees. I thought that the trees would be more colorful at this time of the year. See this photo in my stream, one year ago, almost 2 weeks earlier!


The Big Maple Plain (1216 m) is located in the middle of the Alpine Park Karwendel on the Eng Alp in Tyrol, Austria and can be reached only via Bavaria.


The Eng Alp is the biggest alpine pasture of Europe. Here everybody can see how farmers are important for taking care of the landscape. Thanks to their constant care and a regular use of the alpine pastures the big Ahornboden (Maple Plain) can be maintained in perfect conditions. In summer almost 500 cows graze on this alpine pasture.


Some of the maples are older than 500 years and during autumn their leaves show striking colors.


The Alpine Park Karwendel is:

• one of the biggest reserves of the East Alps with its approx. 920 km²

• the biggest nature reserve of Austria

• the biggest reserve in Tyrol (730 km²)


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Taken on September 27, 2008