Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

The End of Monoculture

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Nature can breathe a sigh of relief. This conifer forest used to be much more densely planted, even just a year ago; now the remaining sitka are fewer and further between. I used to think a hillside covered in forestry was a good thing, the hills draped in trees like a fur coat; with that background, bare hillsides with the shredded remains look horrendously offputting. The correct understanding, however, is that the forestry was already barren: with only one kind of tree, there is no scope for biodiversity in the undergrowth. When the trees are harvested, the land can regrow native trees into a mroe natural woodland instead. This is what's currently happening in Innerwick, Glen Lyon: it might look like an abomination currently but the old half-century's damage is being removed so nature can be restored in due course.
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GPS location: 56.59778164995517, -4.30705941665437

EXIF info

ISO: 400
Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 0.025s
Lens: FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS
Focal Length: 40
Date and Time: 2019:11:17 21:07:50