Picture taken at 4343 M.
is an ecozone
that does not contain trees because it is at high altitude
. Alpine tundra
is distinguished from arctic tundra, because alpine soils are generally better drained than arctic soils.
Alpine tundra occurs in mountains worldwide. The flora of the alpine tundra is characterized by dwarf shrubs close to the ground. The cold climate of the alpine tundra is caused by the low air pressure, and is similar to polar climate