Images of Forests

Forests are areas of densely-packed woods. In the Middle Ages in Europe, forests were the sovereign's hunting grounds, and a separate set of rules were abode by there. They provide the backdrop in popular childhood tales, for example Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz and Robin Hood.

Forests can be enchanting or frightening. Some forests have disappeared due to the extraction of their natural resources beyond regeneration, so in modern times, conservation efforts have been undertaken. This has led to international pressure on states that still have considerable forests, which can be seen as unfair to the sovereign state. For those who are interested in supporting sustainable forests while purchasing wood products, they should look for the Forest Stewardship Council mark on products.

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