Permalink: https://photo.greenpeace.org/archive/Beech-Forests-Clearcutting-Spessart-Mountains-27MZIF23X2TM.htmlConceptually similarBeech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9QCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9RCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9SCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9TCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9UCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9VCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03P9WCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03PBRCompleted★★★★Beech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsGP03PB7Completed★★★★View AllGP03P9XBeech Forests Clearcutting Spessart MountainsClearcutting in an approximately 150 year old mixed beech forest in the Spessart Mountains in the area Rosselbrunn. Only few trees, marked as habitat trees, are left.In original language:Buchenwald Kahlschlag im SpessartKahlschlag in einem etwa einhundertfuenfzigjaehrigen Buchen-Mischwald ( mit Kiefer und Fichte) im Gebiet Rosselbrunn im Spessart. Nur einzelne Baeume des alten Bestandes sind als Biotopbaeume ausgewiesen und bleiben stehen.Locations:Bavaria-Europe-Germany-Spessart MountainsDate:8 Dec, 2011Credit:© Klaus Radetzki / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5184px X 3456pxKeywords:Beech trees-Clearcutting-Day-Deforestation-Forestry-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-OutdoorsShoot:Beech Forests Destruction Spessart MountainsOld beech forests are destroyed by beech forest-damaging Bavarian forestry policy. The BaySF (Bavarian Stae Forestry Department) is logging old deciduous forests and replaces them with non-native, fast- growing tree species like Douglas pine.Beech forests and mixed beech forests in the Spessart Mountains have areas with old beech trees, that are ecologically particularly valuable. Deciduous forests, as a CO2 sink, are of importance for the climate and provide home to numerous animal and plant species.The area is part of the public forests in the Bavarian Spessart Mountains. As owner of these forests, the Bavarian State refuses to provide information about the exact location and management of old beech and deciduous forests in this part of Spessart Mountains. Greenpeace demands that logging in public forests is immediately stopped in all deciduous forests with beech trees older than 140 years, until an agreement is made protecting 10 percent of the German public forests from any forestry uses.