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Discover the forest in the fall

Discover the forest in the fall



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In the fall, it is the regions rich in forests that change the most. First, the landscape is tinged with warm colors - red, brown, yellow - then the autumn rains and the cold sweep this spectacle and leave the bare branches until the following spring. Through close-ups of some varieties of our forests, we invite you to discover the spectacle of these autumnal mutations.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Larches are the only exception to this rule which governs conifers. They lose their spines, which are also particularly sweet. From green, they turn yellow then orange before falling to the ground. When it is covered with snow, the spectacle is beautiful.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Under the thickets, at the edge of the forest, the fern likes to grow. In the fall, its large, lying branches serve as protection for many inhabitants of the woods: insects, small animals, mushrooms ... It is not for nothing that many gardeners come to cut it to use it as mulch intended to serve of cover to their winter crops.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Small oak will grow big. Each generation of leaves sees the tree believe a few tens of centimeters. First yellow then brown, their decomposition at the foot of the tree will provide a nice humus from which the tree will draw the elements necessary for its growth.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Let's go down a few meters, to the top of the ground, to discover a soft carpet of moss on which the leaves fall gently.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Here is the common spruce, better known under the name of "Christmas tree". Its fruits, called cones, form natural ornaments for the subjects, too large for our salons, which will not leave their woods despite the approach of the end of year celebrations.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé Sharp, like spears, the leaves of the chestnut take on an almost silvery color. The chestnuts, smaller than those of the varieties in our gardens, have already fallen in recent weeks, making the joy of squirrels, wild boars and other inhabitants of the woods.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé The common beech is common in our forests. In autumn, its shiny leaves are adorned with a beautiful coppery hue.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé We meet birch at the edge of the woods or in the clearings. This medium-sized, delicate-looking tree takes the light beautifully, with the sun shining on its small yellow leaves and silvery-white bark.

Autumn colors in the forest


J-F Mahé The leaves have almost all fallen, the forest has almost adopted its winter appearance. Only snow, capable of covering trees with a white coat, is now likely to change its appearance by spring.