03 March 2012

Towards Diyathalawa


I went thru' this forest, while travelling from Haputhale to Diyathalawa. Haputhale, Diyathalawa and Bandarawela known for cool and less humid climates, quite close to temperate zones in the world.

This stretch of forest is about 3-4 km. More pictures of this beautiful area is shown here.

16 comments:

George said...

This is a beautiful forest. The white bark on some of the trees is fascinating.

Janith Leanage said...

Beautiful stuff, as always, K. :)

rainfield61 said...

And another day of hiking..

Kirigalpoththa said...

George/Rainfield/Janith,

Thanks very much

betchai said...

love the lines in this picture, what a wonderful feeling must it be to be inside this forest.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betchai,

This is in fact a man-made forest (re-forested area) yet, the feeling is the same!

Thanks a lot.

Harshi said...

A very refreshing sight. Is it a turpentine forest?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Harshi,
Yes it is.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely trees and look like a beautiful place for hiking. Gorgeous photo. Happy Sunday!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Eileen.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shot.

Regards and best wishes

Kirigalpoththa said...

Tatjana,

Thanks very much.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Great capture!!

sbarrkum said...

Commented on "Felling timber on tea estates - to help bridge the budget deficit?"

One time going thru the Eucalyptus/Pinus forest on the Wattegama/Madolkelle Road, a large fire had broken out and it was really scary and risky to drive thru.

We stopped and watched the fire some distance away. The fire spread with all the leaves and bark on the forest floor and then the pieces of bark hanging off the tree catch fire and thats the end of the tree.

These trees are not suited for SL and the quicker they are got rid of the better.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sbarrkum,
Agree to a certain extent. these should be grown only on mountain slopes which are prone to landslides. One advantage is that they grow faster. Disadvantage is that they won't let any other tree to grow around. As you can see there is no undergrowth in these forests.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sbarrkum, ...And thanks for the link back :)