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Mendocino Pygmy Forest

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The Mendocino Pygmy Forest is National Natural Landmark

 

Pygmy Forest FAQ's:

Question: Where is the Pygmy Forest?

Answer: The Pygmy Forest is located in Van Damme State Park in Mendocino County California.

Question: What is the Pygmy Forest?

Answer: Stunted trees and shrubs caused by a complex ecological condition associated with underlying wave terraces and their unusual soils. The poor soil fertility and wetness of the soil restricts the growth of vegetation and induces a dwarf condition in many of the plants.

Question: How old are the trees in the Pygmy Forest?

Answer: Some of the growth lives for over a hundred years.

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