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This shows the results of mean timber works along the side arms of the Rhine. About 70 years ago american softwood trees were planted in long rows along the river and its side arms. They were resistant against flooding and fast growing. It was nice to have a long shady walk along the river on a hot summer day. Now the trees have grown very big and produce a lot of leafs with a very unfortunate effect on the aqua life. When the leafs fall and start rotting under the water surface, they consume most of the oxigen in the water and all other species suffer from this or even die if they used to live in the slow moving sidearms. On the other side these trees lose their strength at this age and the heavy blowing winds tear down huge branches. Wind and lighnint strikes have torn apart many trees in the middle of their trunk. So now they have to be removed in order to guarantee safty and renaturation of the sidearms.
Come back in 70 years and check if this step was another human error or not.

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  • Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 50 N: 466] (4663)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-11-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Pentax K7
  • Exposition: f/10.0, 1/200 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-11-30 3:45
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