I have to take back all evil thoughts I had about the landowner when the trees were cut down these last days. He was actually forced to do so by the Environmental protection agency because they are going to enlarge the natural reserve and has gotten the idea that only "natural" trees is going to be allowed to grow there. Sounds a bit crazy to be honest, but I think I know what they mean.
It´s always the same branch that gets autumn colors on this tree :-)
If we´re going back in time, 300-400 years, pines and spruces were very rare in southern Sweden. Mostly it was deciduous trees like oaks, beeches, birches, apples,cherries and rowans that grew here. But they needed mostly the oaks for ships and the others were cut down when they realized the use we could have of spruces and pines.
So they won´t do any replanting there now so that these "natural" trees gets the chance to come back. The rest of the natural reserve is filled with spruces and pines and I wonder if they´ll start to cut down them too? But I think that they will be allowed to stay since they already grows in a protected area and some rare birds needs them if they are going to stay here, like the grouse. So if You keep on reading my blog for at least thirty more years You might get the chance to see how it looked here many, many years ago :-) :-) :-)
This island is around 200 x 100 meters big (almost the same in yards). All spruces and pines are gone and only a few birches were allowed to stay.
This ant-stack is severely damaged now. We can only see a small part of the stack to be honest, most of it is placed below the ground. The whole society of ants might die after this, forest machines weigh a lot.
I love when they make natural reserves bigger, but it is usually a big loss for the land owner. Like all parts of the State they don´t like ton spend money and we have been able to read horrifying stories how they can act towards land owners. Normally they don´t even offer to pay close to what the land is worth and if the land owner dares to complain they start to threat that they´ll just take over the specific part they want and pay even less. Sometimes they can offer to swap a pice of land that they already own, but normally it´s a pice of land less worth that what they want from the land owner.
It can however help the land owner if they can get a newspaper interested in the story :-) Those times they claim that it´s only a big misunderstanding and gives the land owner what they would get if they had sold the land themselves :-) :-) How it is in this case though I have no idea. I guess this is the case in most countries, democratic or not.
This and the coming photos are taken in my neighbors part of the forest.
Now it´s time for a cup of tea and later it´s SciFi night on channel six :-)
Have a great day now!
Zoey & Me! It was different to put photos in the blog today! But I have had it like this before. Just click on add photos like normal. The square You´ll get has some text on the upper left side like
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Click on transfer and then You can add photos from Your own computer! If You want to change the size on the photo just right click on the mouse!