Aleppo Pine Trees
Aleppo pine is the main conifer in the Vasa Kellakiou region. There are other types of pine that grow higher up the mountains, but not here. The aleppo pine can be recognised by its very long needles.
While all of these trees are only low-to-medium height, you will also see tall eucalyptus trees growing around the base camp area. Yes, eucalyptus are native to Australia. They were introduced to Cyprus by the British, in the colonial period. Strange as it may seem now, in the past the coastal areas of Cyprus used to be very swampy, and eucalyptus are very good at sucking up water and drying out the ground.
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An in-depth look into the beautiful nature trails of the Cyprus Ultra Marathon. Every week a different plant, shrub or tree!