|Seen from a global perspective, the forests in Norway developed over a fairly short period of time.
The first trees appeared about 10,000 years ago while the ice was still melting in some parts of the country, but the great spread of forests took place around 2,000 years later. At that time there was a large element of temperate deciduous forest in southern and western Norway. Relieved of the weight of the ice, the land continued to rise and the tree line was lowered. Then, about 2,500 years ago, a fall of at least 2.5