Conifer forest in Lake Hovsgol National Park
Much of northern Mongolia is covered in coniferous forests, the southern edge of the Siberian taiga.
Bogdkhan Strict Protected Area near Ulaanbaatar
Just a couple kilometers outside Ulaanbaatar lies world's oldest protected area, first established in 1778. Bogdkhan is one of many Protected Areas in Mongolia.
Birch forest, Bogd Khan Strictly Protected Area, near Ulaanbaatar
Birch and poplar are the most common deciduous trees in Mongolia. Near Ulaanbaatar you can find sizable birch forests on northern slopes alongside conifers.
Poplar trees along the Tuul River
Poplar trees often line the river banks.
Larch forest near Ulaanbaatar
The larches around Ulaanbaatar turn a beautiful yellow in the fall.
Saxaul trees in the Gobi desert
Even in the Gobi desert there are "forests" of saxaul trees. These hardy trees will grow in extreme conditions.
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