Totem

Totem
Totem

Totem

The natural nations of North America, especially the Pacific Ocean coast, carved totems from the dead tree trunks. I found a similar totem in Odra Basin, it was not created by man, but by insects. Strong logging of bark beetle wood is the inability of our society to accept death. I see it myself with our family. My grandfather planted a two-hectare forest full of coniferous trees in the lowlands. Since my early childhood, we have been taking care of the forest, and for the past 15 years we have seen how the bark beetle cuts down coniferous trees. We try to plant deciduous trees, but at the same time, we extract dead coniferous trees. For at least the past 5 years, I have appealed to my father and grandfather to avoid deadwood, letting him smudge and allow the forest to retain water. As a matter of fact, the forest itself is very dry in recent years, it is to know that the precipitation is less. In addition, mining destroys the soil. Unfortunately, I still can not stop the mining. And it's not that they do not understand the no-thrilling economy, or that the woods do not like or are insensitive. They're just not used to doing anything, and they're sorry to see the dead trees. It makes them feel more normal to burn and burn in the stove. It is natural to our entire society, and people who decide to make forests in our country are in my father's and grandfather's age. They are people who have a positive relationship with the forests, but it makes them more normal to enjoy forests. They've been doing it all their lives. But we must accept a change in our thinking so that we can better maintain water in our country in dead dead wood. Let part of the farm forests be left without intervention.  Try to change our minds, take death as part of life and look at the dead tree trunks to see a new healthier forest in the future. It can help us and our society. Odra Basin Nature Reserve, Czech Republic, 2018.