Much of northern Mongolia is covered in coniferous forests, the southern edge of the Siberian taiga.
Just a couple kilometers outside Ulaanbaatar lies world’s oldest protected
area, first established in 1778. Bogdkhan is one of many Protected Areas
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 often line the river banks.
The larches around Ulaanbaatar turn a beautiful yellow in the fall.
Even in the Gobi desert there are “forests” of saxaul trees. These hardy trees will grow in extreme conditions.