Danish forests withstood another strong storm

Targeted tree-planting makes forests more storm-stable

Danish forests have been better at withstanding strong wind storms of late, reports DR.

Targeted tree-planting makes forests more storm-stable, and that is why fewer trees have been toppled during the storms Alan, Bodil and, most recently, Gorm.

Instead of planting trees in squares the same distance apart, as was a common practice in the ’80s, forest owners are now planting different types of trees of varying heights inside a pine forest to make them more resistant.

The Danish Forest Association is currently in the process of gathering data on how many trees Gorm managed to tip over.