Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Discover Why The Forest of Landes (France) Is Considered Artificial

The forest at Landes, the largest in Europe, is not a natural one: in fact Napolean planted these coniferous trees as a measure to dry out the marshes in order to render the land more fertile, eliminate malaria, and anchor the dunes.

ForetLandes » par Larrousiney — Travail personnel (Photo personnelle). Sous licence CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons ForetLandes » par Larrousiney — Travail personnel (Photo personnelle). Sous licence CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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