This part of Greece is one of the greenest and its natural wonders range from breathtaking mountains to ancient pine
Entire ecosystems, from rainforests in Brazil to ancient pine
forests in China, are being destroyed.
Now the activists have protested in various parts of the city urging citizens to collectively help protect and preserve the ancient pine
trees, which had acquired the status of city's heritage and had given recognition to the area.
Prayer flags are strung up near the coronation throne and an ancient pine
tree looms over this site.
Nestled between the magnetic sand beaches of the Black Sea coast and an ancient pine
forest, Paragraph Resort & Spa offers a unique array of features and exceptional meeting facilities, perfect for both leisure and corporate retreats.
Unique soil collects and retains water, allowing ancient pine
stands to survive.
While the complex is contemporary, the grounds--the work of New York studio James Corner Field Operations, whose past projects include the High Line--are dotted with ancient pine
trees and a cluster of small suites modeled after traditional Korean hanuks that incorporate local stones and wood, not to mention an open-air amphitheater.
Chehayeb also voiced alarm about damage to the country's ancient pine
groves, which have also been afflicted with a viral plague over the past three years.
Left, the petrified forest at Borth - stumps of ancient pine
trees revealed at low tide; top, an ancient yew tree at Bettws Newydd; above, this black poplar in Brecon is the largest in Britain, with a girth of almost seven metres PICTURES: Archie Miles
As far as we were concerned, however, the initial excitement of being a human skittle was losing its novelty, so we picked our way through the treacherous ice back down to the ski centre car park and down through the sheltering ancient pine
forest that surrounds Loch Morlich on the valley floor.
Among the ancient pine
forests, towering peaks and cascading rivers, fun-loving Scots have created an action-packed wonderland for those who live for thrills and spills and are well acquainted with their local casualty department.
In a subtle sleight of hand, by pulling one edge of the hall back from the site border, Leiviska also manages to preserve a quartet of ancient pine
trees on the south-east edge of the site.