Two or 3 hours left to the sunset, with temperature fall, clouds rush into the forest. They are so thick that it seems you are walking on the clouds, and then you may not be able to see a meter ahead of you. It is what happens often in the Jangal-e Abr in Shahrood. Jangal-e Abr (Cloud Forest) is one of the oldest and most beautiful forests in Iran. It is the continuum of northern forests in the south of Alborz mountain range.
Cloud forest 45 km north is located in the north of Shahrood city, between Shahrood and Azad shahr (in Semnan State of Iran) is the latitude.
The forest is full of steep hills, and a river runs in there. Summer is the best time to see the forest, and the morning is the best time to take photos. When the clouds come it will be very difficult to use digital cameras.
Cloud forest area in most seasons is overcast and foggy. Plants can be oak tree, maple, hornbeam, milky, alder, hackberry and free pasture plants species Hat Mir Hasan, Choubak, Sainfoin, tail fox, named the thyme and clover. Animals in this area can, brown bear, wolf, leopard, Wild boar, jackal, fox, rabbits, antelope and goat, chamois, and birds, partridges, pigeons forest, quail, forest eagle, ...see more vulture, falcon, dove, pheasant Nambrd them. Extent of cloud forest region and the diameter of more than 13 thousand hectare and type of Caspian forests or is Hyrcanian. Virgin cloud forest has remained of the third geological period and Old trees in this forest reach to 4000 years. Yew trees in the forest anymore cloud height; diameter and area are unique in the world. Cloud forests are among the forests of rare ecotone. Outlying areas of the world's ecosystems, which are slightly on the edge of the second area, are growing. Cloud forest, forest borders and forest Persian (Iranian) Turanian is Europe-Siberian. Cloud forest in the Middle East is unique and one of the masterpieces of the world is considered.
According to experts, the implementation of construction projects in the cloud forest species can be valuable to forest damage and risk to make it. Species of yew tree are endangered and changes in Cloud forest can speed the destruction of this endangered rare species in this forest will accelerate.
Shahrood’s geographical location is also very interesting, it has cloud forest in the north and from south it meets the central desert of Iran.
Reference: crowdrise.com - irpedia.com