Photo 2305598, (c) Jakob Fahr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

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Pedunculate Oak Quercus robur

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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

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