Why are there so few trees in Europe?

Did you know…. why there are (relatively) so few species of tree in Europe when compared to North America? 

Why are there so few varieties of trees in Europe?

Well - European mountains go the wrong way… during an ice age, when ice sheets spread southwards, if the mountain ranges mainly run North/South then it is easier for trees to seed themselves away from the oncoming ice.  In North America the giant ranges run North/South unlike Europe where most mountain ranges run roughly East/West and so trees in Europe were caught (literally) between a rock and a hard place.

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