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11 June 2011
10/2011
Europa

UN International Year of Forests

Norway
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

Modern harvester at work in Bjonnsasen, east of Elverum a cold winter day.  

Modern harvester at work in Bjonnsasen, east of Elverum a cold winter day.

Forest atmosphere at Farris, Siljan, Telemark.  

Forest atmosphere at Farris, Siljan, Telemark.

Technical Information

NK: 1791-1792
Date of issue: 10 June 2011
Values and subjects:
kr 12.00: Modern harvester at work in Bjonnsasen, east of
Elverum a cold winter day.
Photo: Sverre Morken
kr 14.00: Forest atmosphere at Farris, Siljan, Telemark.
Photo: Leif Rustad / NN / Samfoto
Design: Sverre Morken
Method of printing: Offset
Printing house: Joh. Enschede Security Print
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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