My walk this week was up to a forest that is now gone, a forest or woodland which I used to enjoy enormously – but it is not permanent.
I have posted many times about what was a coniferous woodland and last year, when the trees were harvested, I was as devastated as the landscape. However, my walk this week showed me the footpaths had been cleared, new saplings were planted and the remnants of the old wood were getting hidden by fresh new greenery coming through. I was delighted 🙂
The sounds of the old coniferous trees and the ambience of that type of woodland was something I also enjoyed very much. But again I was delighted to hear the very different sounds of a multitude of small birds taking advantage of what is currently a more open landscape.
Forest Gone Soundscape
I look forward to returning many more times to this place, watching and listening as a new deciduous woodland develops.
The aftermath of a denuded conifer plantation is always a melancholy scene of devastation and loss; in this case (as with a few others these days) I hope the replanting is a mix of desiduous as well as conifer to encourage diversity.
I believe it will be a mix of native trees.