Dead forest
Natural Park "Volcanoes of Kamchatka" cluster "Klyuchevskoy"

Dead forest is a monument of nature. It appeared as a result of a volcanic eruption of Plosky Tolbachik in 1975-76. During the eruption, ashes from the volcano covered the nearby forest. Those trees didn’t get burned as one could think, but it gradually began to dry up because the thickness of volcanic sediments in some places reached 25 meters (82 ft). And now dried up and lifeless tree tops tower over the scoria fields.

Dead forest is one of those places that are very susceptible to ruination. Years later after the cataclysm, snow, wind and, unfortunately, people contribute to its further destruction. Some of the trees begin to break down, but in some places new vegetation start to grow. It’s possible that in 10 or 20 years the dead woods will simply disappear.