'Drunken' forest

Melt water lakes created by permafrost thawing drown the roots and kill the trees. Even on dryer ground where the permafrost thaws, trees are affected and displaced from their normal vertical alignment. This phenomena is called 'drunken forest'.

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Melt water lakes created by permafrost thawing drown the roots and kill the trees.  Even on dryer ground where the permafrost thaws, trees are affected and displaced from their normal vertical alignment. This phenomena is called 'drunken forest'.
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