Was the winter too warm for forest trees?
In gardens and hedges, the first leaves spread, and the flowers of fruit trees attract bees. In the forest too, the buds are about to burst. Spring is coming - but once again, the alarm clock has rung too early this year. Has this harmed forest trees? Researchers from the Federal Research Institute WSL and the University of Neuchâtel are studying the consequences of overly mild winter temperatures on vegetation.