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Lenga Forest, Moss  
   

Lenga Forest, Moss

"The lenga often grows in heavy snowpack areas above the true forest in mid latitudes. It ranges from the high Andes near Chillan to sea level near Punta Arenas-1800 km south. The lenga's fast-growing, cherry-colored wood is naturally resistant to decay, is a high enough quality for exterior and interior use, and is targeted as a major new source for wood chips -these are all serious threats to its survival, especially in southern Chile, where its growth is slower and the rate of exploitation most out of control. On the best sites, lenga trees grow 120 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter" -from: http://www.ancientforests.org/forest_types.html
Lenga Forests and Lonely Roads: Chilean Patagonia

April 5th 2007
By way of San Francisco, my flight left Los Angeles for Santiago at 1pm. The flight was pleasant, I had 2 empty seats next to me, a clear window seat and the hottest flight attendant at my service. And these were Chilenas, serving free alcohol courtesy of one of the best airlines, LAN Chile. After a brief stop in Peru, the before sunrise arrival to Santiago passed well. The flight to Punta Arenas ... read more
South America » Chile » Magallanes

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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