Thematic route

"Discover the secrets of the forest"


Dead wood

Listen to the information here!

As you suspected, like all living things, trees are born, they live and they also die.

Trees can perish either due to anthropogenic or natural causes, as the one in front of you did.

From what natural cause do you think this oak tree died?

I will not keep you in suspense any longer, he was struck by a lightning bolt and thus burned completely.

Do not grieve, dead trees mean life, many species of fungi, insects and birds survive thanks to the dead wood in the forest, which provides habitat, shelter and food for these creatures.

Without dead wood, all this would not be possible.

In addition to the benefits brought to other living things, they also create growth space, necessary for the new generations of trees, the forest regenerating naturally.

Look around carefully, you will surely see gaps left by old trees, where you can notice numerous seedlings.

Did you know that...

  • Wood, unlike other resources such as coal, natural gas, oil, etc., is a renewable resource.

  • Wooden constructions store more carbon than buildings built of other materials.