The Chestnut Tree

The chestnut tree forests are mainly located on Mountain Olympus at altitudes exceeding 500 m, the Lepetymnos and western Lesvos, albeit in smaller concentrations. The chestnut forests grow on a variety of substrata and are characterized by an insufficient shrub understory populated by species such as Crataegus monogyna, Prunus cocomilia and Rosa spp. The forest canopy, on the contrary, is sufficient and characterized by the presence of shrub taxa such as Anemone pavonine, Bellis perennis, Cardamine hirsuta, Fritillaria theophrasti, Lapsana communis subsp. Many other protected species participate such as species from the orchidaceae family and some Oriental taxa.