THE FOREST IN GMÜND
Gmünd, Lower Austria
In former times we lived thanks to the ambundancy of Nature, now it is time that we help Nature to do so.
In Central Europe earnings in rural areas were obtained by cutting trees in the forest.
Income of nobility and clergyman originate from the woodlands.In urban areas warmth, game, mushrooms and berries originated in the forest.
It is now high time that we do something for the trees in the forest.
Some 250 years ago laws were written for the sustainability of large properties of forest.
For farmers, their forest was the saving account and every time some of the families members died or married some trees were cut and trunks were sold to pay the resulting cost.
Universities published book about insect, bleth and plagues. Forester studied those book and tried to apply it in the forest.
But as votes became governments and Unions fixed salaries the owner was reduced to taxpayers. Nature suffered of this monitarization and the living forest converted in to production areas.
In this catalogued and massurred forest roads moved in and havy machinery plowed the ground of the forest alternating the runoffs. As insects found the weekend pine trees they multiplied and destroyed the entire Central Europe from Germany through Czeck Republic to Austria.
We ask you to help us to replant trees with improved stomata or suberin so that the trees can fix more carbon dioxide in their rootsystem and these soils can fulfill again its duty.