The Lahuen Ñadi Natural Monument

The Lahuen Ñadi Natural Monument was created on January 10, 2000 and has an area of ​​200 hectares. It is located in the commune of Puerto Montt, province of Llanquihue, Los Lagos Region.

It has an arboreal vegetation where the main species is larch, accompanied by coigüe, canelo, tepa, luma, myrtle and tepu, among other species that correspond to the temperate humid forests of southern Chile.

Given the small size of the sector that makes up the natural monument, with the additional that the surrounding sectors have been enabled for agriculture, the proximity to urban centers and high traffic roads, it is not expected that the forest can serve as permanent habitat to many species. However, those that can be observed in this forest or in its immediate surroundings are: the chucao, the huet huet, the diucón, the rayadito, the toad of Darwin, the choroy, the monito del monte, the thrush, the bandurria, the treile, the tiuque, the traro, the hare and the chingue.

The sector is located on volcanic soils of the ñadis type, that is to say, very humid, characteristic in the area of ​​the roads from Puerto Montt to Pargua, crossing Maullín and Calbuco, filled with fluvioglacial sediments and Quaternary volcanic deposits, that extend between the mountains of the Coast and the Andes mountain range.

This natural monument has a path through which you can see part of the unit, highlighting the presence of larches. It is an easy path because it is located on flat but waterlogged terrain. The tour can last between 20 to 30 minutes.

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