In ancient times, beech forests may have covered as much as 40% of Europe.1 Little of that original growth remains today, but small pockets of virtually untouched beech forests remain in Slovakia, Ukraine, and Germany, which issued the stamp illustrated here.2
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- Ancient Beech Forests. Germany: the Travel Destination. Accessed 8 May 2012.
- Beech Forests in Germany. Weltnaturerbe Buchenwälder. Accessed 8 May 2012.