100 trees being logged to ‘make space for new trees and animals’

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The logging of 100 trees on the Grote Beek Estate in Eindhoven has started.

According to the Estate Manager, Peter Gielen, the forest is ready to be cut down. The trees that are cut down are old and sick. By cutting down these trees, more space is being created for new tree species.


“Cutting down trees is always unpleasant”, Gielen says. “But, because of last year’s storm, many trees have fallen down”. The logging of these more than 100 trees must be complete by 15 March. “This is a rule because the animals in the forest start nesting at around this time.”

By making room in the forest, there is more light so that different kinds of trees can grow. Other animals can also find a home in the forest. Peter expects that the ‘new’ forest will be fully grown in ten years.

Source: www.studio040.nl

Translated by: Bob

Edited by: Melinda

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