Removal of woodland in the ‘Wolfner-Mühl-Wiesen’ nature reserve:
Sometimes, an unconventional approach is necessary. One such example is the clearance of three thousand square metres of spruce thickets in order to connect two mountain meadows that had been isolated from one another. The aim here was to promote the propagation of the greater butterfly-orchid.
The tree population was severely thinned out and hay from mountain meadows was spread on what had previously been the woodland floor. As a result, a wide array of plant species became established there.