Fallen tree

You see fallen trees everywhere in the forest. Instead of being cleared away, they are left on the ground where they rot and host new life such as moss and lichens.

Finland has a lot of dead or half-dead trees too with wilted branches and no leaves. This is something we don't see so much in Japan. Most trees are cut down and hauled away for lumber before they die.

倒れた木が多い。そのまま放置されて後ほど新しい生き物が。

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A Finn   [Oct 31, 2005 at 10:08 AM]
Some of the Finnish old-growth forests are protected which allows for the natural cycle to take place. You don't see this as much in a forest which is being actively maintained with a regular cut and seeding cycle.

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