Photos / Sounds

What

Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur

Observer

jakob

Date

July 27, 2015 01:30 PM CEST

Description

I've rarely seem impressive oak trees like these, which are supposedly between 500 and 800 years old. They are the remains of an old "Hutewald" - an agroforestry system fostering widely spaced oaks to produce acorns, which in turn fatten wild boar in autumn.

Check out these links (in German):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urwald_Sababurg
www.nabu-hofgeismar.de/altkreis-hog/reinhardswald/urwald
www.nw-fva.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Sachgebiet/Waldnaturschutz_Naturwald/Jahrbuch10Urwald.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.1963.tb02901.x

Photos / Sounds

What

European Beech Fagus sylvatica

Observer

jakob

Date

July 27, 2015 02:50 PM CEST

Description

Very impressive beech trees, which are several hundred years old. They are the remains of an old "Hutewald" - an agroforestry system fostering widely spaced oak and beech trees to produce acorns and beechnuts, which in turn fatten wild boar in autumn.

Some of them seemed to grow like Ficus bengalensis: branches bending down to the ground, re-rooting, and from there growing into another beech tree.

Check out these links (in German):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urwald_Sababurg
www.nabu-hofgeismar.de/altkreis-hog/reinhardswald/urwald
www.nw-fva.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Sachgebiet/Waldnaturschutz_Naturwald/Jahrbuch10Urwald.pdf
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.1963.tb02901.x

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

karolina

Date

June 20, 2014