_MG_2881 Dead forest

_MG_2881 Dead forest

Observation - _MG_2881 Dead forest - UK and Ireland. Description: Anyone know why this large chunk of forest is dead. Well I know why its dead its because the water level is raised and now its a bog so the oaks can't survive but the raising of the water level is recent, was it deliberate or a natural event? Clearly th

Anyone know why this large chunk of forest is dead. Well I know why its dead its because the water level is raised and now its a bog so the oaks can't survive but the raising of the water level is recent, was it deliberate or a natural event? Clearly there has been substantial management in the area. the area is nicely seen on google but the death is much more extensive now than shown on the aerial photo.

An ideal observation location to revisit in future to see what species has taken over there from the oaks.