What climate change and monoculture do to forests
A photo that is sad at first glance but gives hope at a second glance.
Coniferous trees that no longer have needles.
I took the photo on a hiking tour through the Bohemian and Bavarian Forests in the Czech Republic and Germany in November 2022.
Because climate change and monocultures make forests more vulnerable, a wide variety of pests can spread and infest entire areas. More precisely, it is the bark beetle infestation that has destroyed large parts of the Bohemian and Bavarian Forest.
The good news: In the cover of the old, dead trees, a more diverse and stable forest grows back.