Bernward Loess travels through his forest, he shows time to the left, then to the right. “The spruce because it is in a bad way,” he says. “The da is dead. And there is also going to die soon.” Again and again one sees in the Green, and the last of the autumn gold of the mixed forest gray spruce trunks and withered Book. 300 acres of forest on the outskirts of the village Direction in the Sauerland region belong to the 61-year-old forest farmers. His family farmed the “Jungferngut” since 1401, and all of his ancestors have experienced in these centuries the forces of nature. But as violently as Bernward Loess in only eleven years?

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