Thanks to our diverse geography and climate, Chile offers a wide variety of flora species. In the Northern coast, the vegetation is nearly non-existant, except for a large variety of cacti. In the small North and the central area more vegetation can be found because the environment grows more humid, with a variety of shrubbery and trees with hard-leaf trees. Some of the most common species are "Litre" (Lithraea caustica), Lun, Guayacan (Porlieria chilensis), Peumo, and many others.

Further South and getting to Chile's Austral area, you will find trees such as the Oak, Coigüe (evergreen), Hazelnut, Canelo (Winter's Bark), Araucaria, and Larch. A large part of the diversity of the Chilean Flora is characterized by being only in the limits of our territory. This is why trees, shrubbery and other flora, that we will continue to refer to, correspond to the most representative and characteristic species of national flora.

Many of these species are in serious danger of extinction. The extraordinary quality of some of them- like the Larch and the Araucaria- next to its slow growth have made that indiscriminate felling causes the disappearance of forests that are thousands of years old.  And the process of destruction (or what others may call progress) shows no sign of slowing.