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The forests of the Grand Duchy suffer from heat and drought

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21.08.22
The forests of the Grand Duchy suffer from heat and drought

Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Environment has confirmed that the summer drought sweeping across Europe this year has had a very negative impact on the country’s forests. Vegetation as a whole suffered, especially trees.

Their number has noticeably decreased, the forests have become less dense. Visiting them, it is already difficult to feel the former refreshing effect. Many trees are dying due to high temperatures. Vegetation is attacked by parasites as well: bark beetles and fungi.

The death of the flora affects the fauna: animals leave their homes in search of new sources of water and food. Due to the abnormal heat, their habits change. In the future, this problem will only become more global. Due to climate change, droughts and heatwaves in Europe will last until at least 2060.

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