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

The End of Monoculture

The End of Monoculture
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.


Camera: SONY ILCE-7RM3 ISO: 400
Focal Length: 40mm (40mm-e) Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 0.025s


GPS location: 56.597782, -4.307059