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The sign of perseverance

Avors(Juniperus) tree, the sign of perseverance. because its powerful roots in every condition are ready for a fight. fight to wind. fight to rain. fight to soil’s amazing tree. an evergreen the west of Iran, there are many of juniper tree. especially I want to speak about trees in the Zagros mountains. in Farsi, we called  “Oros”. in Lori dialect called “Avors”.I think it’s a sign of power. the tree that its roots in the earth like columns that keep the soil.

Avors Tree

Juniper Tree in Oshtorankoh Slopes. Photo by Ali Abdolvand

Area Growing

There are about 60 species of this tree in the world. it usually grows 2500 meters above the sea level. this tree grows in the worse condition. it has more of 2000 years old. in Iran oldest tree is “Sarve Abarkoh”.the age of that estimated to be 4000 to 5000 years.  Abarkoh is a town in Yazd province. Sarve abarkoh is kind of Avors. it usually grows in the cold area.

Avors in Doroud

since of the past, the people in the village used the wood for making house and fire. in addition to the Oak(Balot), the people used Avors’s wood for making a house. but I must say they used more of the Oak. the most house that made in the village of lorestan, made of plaster of clay and wood (in the past not now). I love the smell of clay.


Except for wood of Avors. I can say many things to property. in my opinion, beauty is the important property. when I look to the Avorse. I have a good feel for this power, simplicity. I think Avors is like a man that fighting to problems. but he doesn’t have any complaint. it just keeps silent and with pride, looking to the sign of GOD (nature).

At the end. if you see this tree. just for a moment thinking about a maker of that. enjoy all this beauty.

the Avors

the Avors in Zagros mountain. photo by Ali Abdolvand

Oshtorankoh, the Alps of Iran

One of the famous peaks in Iran is Oshtorankoh, the Alps of Iran. we called Shotorkoh or Oshtorankoh. in Farsi camel is “Shotor” or “Oshtor”. the mountain is “Koh”. why did I say this explains? because of this mountain is like camel’s humps and connected together. Why is it known as “Alps of Iran”? because of Polish mountaineers in 1931 and after then  German mountaineers went to Oshtorankoh. they said these mountains like the Alps.this is story fo Alps of Iran. in the photo below, you can see Oshtorankoh, the Alps of Iran from the side of the south.



Oshtorankoh Photo by Ali Abdolvand

Oshtorankoh is the part of Zagros mountains. Zagros continues from northwestern until south of Iran. Dena and Shotorkoh are two famous mountain in Zagros. It has 8 peaks that names from northwestern to southeastern are Gol-Gol, Gol-Gahar, San-Boran, Kole-Layo, Mirzayi, Fiyalson, Piya-Rah, Kol-Jeno. south of this mountain, there is a Gahar Lake. the highest mountain is the San-Boran with 4150m.


San-Boran 4150m
Gol-Gahar 4100m
Mirzayi 4080m
Kole-Layo 4070m
Fiyalson 4060
Gol-Gol 4000


how can we get to Oshtorankoh

It’s between three cities. from the north to Azna, the west to Doroud, the east to Aligodarz. as I said, there is three way to get to the Oshtorankoh. from Doroud you should get to Kal-mahmod source and move to 66 mountain. the second path(the best path) is Tiyan village and Kamandan village. I don’t have any information about the Aligodarz path but I’m sure that it’s available.

Fritillaria flower

Fritillaria flower in Oshtorankoh slopes



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