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‘Tervuren – Sonian Forest’


The Sonian Forest (Dutch: Zoniënwoud, French: Forêt de Soignes) is a forest at the southeast edge of Brussels.
It covers an area of 4.421 hectares and stretches out over the three Belgian regions: Flanders (56%), the Brussels-Capital region (38%) and Wallonia (6%).
At the beginning of the 19th century, however, the area still amounted to approximately 10.000 hectares.

These photos were taken on the territory of the Flemish municipality of Tervuren.
I once showed pictures of the park of Tervuren. However, this park is located on the other side of the municipality. So don't confuse the two.

The Sonian Forest is part of the scattered remains of the ancient Silva Carbonaria or Charcoal Forest. The first mention of the Sonian Forest (Soniaca Silva) dates from the early Middle Ages.
It consists for the most part of high beech forests.

It was strange to find a beech that had no more leaves at all while the surrounding trees still had enough, so that an opening was created above the heads.

The closest part of the forest is only 5 kilometers from my home.
I'm surprised I didn't show pictures of it before. As we were just able to enjoy some beautiful autumn days, it was time to take some pictures in the forest.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 24 N: 16023] (62802)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-11-10
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-12 5:03
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