Biotope Surses

Val Faller Natural Forest

Val Faller near Mulegns is a side valley of the Surses. In the natural forest reserve east of the hamlet of Tga, a pure larch forest with few spruce trees and arvens grows on 31.4 hectares.


The larch slacks place low demands on the soil and even grow here on serpentine rock. From the 13th century onwards, the Walser migrated from the Averstal to the Val Faller, operated agriculture and alpine farming and used the forest as a supplier of firewood and timber as well as cattle pasture. It has not been used for 50 years now. In the upper forest belt, where the forest dissolves into individual trees, birkhühner live. The walser settlement, which was once inhabited all year round, includes the three hamlets of Arnoz, Plang and Tga with Maiensässen, stables and the chapel Maria Heimsuchung. A visit is especially nice in autumn, when the larch turns golden-yellow.


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