23.11.2020 | iDiv Members, Media Release, TOP NEWS

Rescue plan for the Leipzig floodplain forest

The drought of the last three years has favoured fungal diseases. In Leipzig's floodplain forests, ash and sycamore maple in particular are currently dying off. Even the English oak is already affected. (Picture: André Künzelmann/UFZ)

The drought of the last three years has favoured fungal diseases. In Leipzig's floodplain forests, ash and sycamore maple in particular are currently dying off. Even the English oak is already affected. (Picture: André Künzelmann/UFZ)

During the construction of the Neue Luppe in the 1930s for flood protection, numerous branch arms of the Weisse Elster and the Luppe were interrupted. As a result, the water supply to the floodplain forest was largely cut off.  (Picture: André Künzelmann/UFZ)

During the construction of the Neue Luppe in the 1930s for flood protection, numerous branch arms of the Weisse Elster and the Luppe were interrupted. As a result, the water supply to the floodplain forest was largely cut off.  (Picture: André Künzelmann/UFZ)

Experts from research, authorities and NGOs develop a common vision and evaluate possible measures

 

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