- The trees stopped growing. What could be the cause? Climate change?
- Characteristics of pine, spruce, aspen and birch
- The forest is more than a collection of trees
- The Norwegian wilderness
- The impact of tourism on the wilderness
- The impact of the internet on trees and forests
- Electromagnetic radiation and the growth of trees
- Additional information
“The Bjørndal Cycle” is the English 1937 translation of a book written by the Norwegian author Trygve Gulbranssen. The book is still available. The cycle consists of the parts Beyond Sing the Woods and The Wind from the Mountains. “Beyond sing the woods” tells the story of three generations of an old-lineage Norwegian family making their life in the northern woods (circa 1750s.). The original first part “Og bakom synger skogene”, “And forever sing the woods” was written in 1933, nearly a hundred years ago. I have read the book and watched the German language1960 film. Both book and film were huge successes at the time. The author could never have imagined that one day the forests in Norway would stop singing, and would be investigated by scientists to find out why the trees in their Norwegian forests stopped growing, 70 years later. In the district where I live in Norway early 2022 came the message that trees haven’t grown anymore for already some decades, and people don’t understand why. The condition of the Norwegian forests in general is worrisome. Researchers have become very gloomy and even write about the death of trees. Currently, massive deforestation takes place where trees are no longer growing..
2. The trees stopped growing. What could be the cause? Climate change?
Climate change and its effect on Norwegian forests is covered extensively in an NRK article, published on “Arbor Day”, or “Tree Day”, on April 29, 2022: Forskere advarer: Mindre plantevekst og mer dødelighet vil prege norske skoger i fremtiden [Researchers warn: less vegetation and more mortality characterize the future of Norwegian forests]
3. Characteristics of pine, spruce, aspen and birch
The tree-variety in Norway is generally not particularly wide. Pine, spruce, aspen and birch are the most common. The largest family is that of the pine trees, followed by birches and aspens. Pine trees can live up to 120 years, are drought resistant and like poor soil. Spruces need wet, nutrient-rich soil and live up to 80 years. Birches and aspens like soil that is not too dry. They are the only leafy trees that still exist at higher altitudes. They color the landscapes in Norway in autumn in beautiful orange and bright yellow tones.
Knowing this, one may conclude that the pine trees in particular, the furutrær, have a real chance of survival in a drier climate. If climate change is not the cause of the stopped growth in pine trees, then what is? People don’t know. It is the pine trees that are now being cut down everywhere, even though they are climate-proof. Was that a wise decision? Or were those trees cut down because the price of wood has become unprecedentedly high due to the energy crisis? Forestry considers forests as industry and uses them for economic purposes. However, it takes many decades for a newly planted pine tree to reach maturity. What we are seeing now is an unacceptably large loss of greenery, a clear absence of the science of forest ecology and therefore absence of conservation. That is why I contacted forest ecologist professor Suzanne Simard, professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. I’m waiting for her answer.
4. The forest is more than a collection of trees
To understand what a forest is, how we can protect forests and life in forests, and why we need to protect them, it is very important to listen to the story of forest ecologist Suzanne Simard:
“The forest is more than a collection of trees. Trees exist in a web of interdependence, linked together by a system of underground channels. This network connects all trees and the system in a constellation of nodes and connections: young and old communicate and respond to each other by sending each other (biochemical) signals. Mother trees – majestic nodes, or hubs, that play a central role in the communication, protection and awareness of the forest – pass their wisdom on to their descendants, their seedlings, generation after generation, sharing their memories of what is helpful and what is harmful, who is a friend and who is a foe, and how to adapt and survive in an ever-changing landscape.” –
5. The Norwegian wilderness
Wilderness is much more than what is explained, understood and experienced as forests. Wilderness is an enormous, wooded area with untouched nature, rugged, wild, pure, and ecologically in a perfect balance. Wilderness trees are more vigorous, and healthy. The surrounding vegetation is much richer than in forests where people spend time. Suzanne Simard’s description of what forests are, fits better with what is called “wilderness” in Norway.
In Norway wilderness is defined as areas that are more than 5 km away from roads, railways, power lines, cell towers, base-stations, and other large man-made alterations/installations. The poor state of the Norwegian wilderness is shown by the following map, which is however almost ten years old and does not inform about the real situation of 2022, which is most likely even more dramatic than the situation in 2013 shows: the distance between cell towers is much less than 5 kilometers. This means that wilderness no longer exists. This indicates how nature-destroying man acts, and that literally everything has to be sacrificed for his artificial needs, that have developed into an insane absurdity. In Norway exists the cult of owning a second home, in untouched nature. They call it “hytte”. There are second houses everywhere, which are nowadays more expensive than a normal house, due to the enormous inbuilt extraordinary luxury. It is even possible to electrically warm up the mountain road towards the house in nature, so that ice and snow have melted when the owners are finally there. The house is already at room temperature when they enter it. The electricity is supplied by high-voltage cables, which also pass through nature reserves, national parks, wilderness, and created by noise making turbines in hydropower stations, which work with the water of previously wild rivers. Norway has just two wild rivers left…..
6. The impact of tourism on the wilderness
The “hytte” cult has been, and still is, an assault on the Norwegian wilderness. It is an extremely harmful form of domestic tourism. But tourists from outside Norway also flock to Norway to experience what wilderness is all about. Wilderness doesn’t exist anymore however and what still looks like wilderness should be closed for humans. Wilderness tourism has been shown to cause significant disruptions to all wild life, including all kinds of wild flowers and plants, trees, shrubs, mushrooms, insects, mosses, birds, mammals, amphibians, life in waters and streams.
7. The impact of the internet on trees and forests
The fact that people think they can build cell towers in wilderness, because a citizen, or a tourist, should be able to stream a movie there on the mobile phone, or upload a photo in an Instagram account or on Facebook, has not been discussed. Furthermore: even without actively using a cellphone, the cellphone is also in your pocket or backpack an attack on all life in a forest: a cellphone is in a constant automatic utterly active, radiation beaming search & connect mode with the nearest cell tower. Therefore, before entering a forest, every cellphone should be switched off by activating the airplane mode. Cell towers and cellphones do not belong in residential areas, and absolutely not in the woods, forests, in nature, or wilderness. The effect of electromagnetic radiation on forests, trees, plants, animals, insects, birds, amphibians, as well as human beings has been scientifically investigated from the sixties of the former century till the present, and its particularly harmful effects have been unequivocally demonstrated in a steadily growing body of neutral scientific research. However, the guidelines applied by governments and health organizations have been compiled by the all-powerful cellphone industry-related ICNIRP, which systematically and consequently denies the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation. ICNIRP scientists are not investigating the biological effects [while man, all nature is biological], but the thermal effects, and the results of the thermal effects are apparently not yet cause for concern. That suits the industry very well, and that is not a coincidence. Why? Because this keeps Telecom protected against lawsuits. Neutral scientists, however, study both types of effects. It is obvious that there is very serious, and in this case even life-threatening, industrial interference in governmental health care, which should be neutral, but which is not. Governmental health care is, concerning the allowed levels of electromagnetic radiation, EMF, RF, 100% industry friendly, 100% economically friendly, and 0% [!] people-, animal- and plant friendly. ICNIRP has infiltrated into all European governments, and infiltrated even into WHO, through the dubious and non-transparent ICNIRP sub-organization such as the WHO-EMFproject, and via WHO ICNIRP is infiltrated into FCC (United States), ARPANSA (Oceania) SafetyCode6 (Canada), and the rest of the world. Except Russia. RusCNIRP created human protecting safety guidelines.
8. Electromagnetic radiation and the growth of trees
What is happening for decades already in the Norwegian forests, namely that the trees have stopped growing, is caused by a probability, bordering on certainty, that it might have been caused indeed by a steadily increasing number of celltowers, which have, next to that, even increased in power during those decades: from 2G to 3G, and recently to 4G-LTE and soon even to 5G. That 5G would be safer, less harmful, because of lower frequencies, is a misconception that shows ignorance of the very dangerous effects of lower frequencies too. Electromagnetic radiation has a negative impact on the growth of plants and trees, and harms plants and trees. That has been proven. It cannot be a coincidence that the stop of the growth of trees in Norway parallels the commissioning of cell towers and base stations in the same area. Norway is one large concatenated mountain collective. Mountains have valleys, and those valleys reflect, echo, the radiation from one side to the other. The echoing of the electromagnetic radiation forwards endlessly, and often mixes with the electrosmog created by the high voltage power lines that crisscross the entire Norway, in woods, forests, nature reserves, and wilderness, to bring it to villages and cities, in Norway, and in the rest of Europe. Norway has discovered a new source of to fill the governmental treasury: its electricity. Norway’s rivers and nature are exploited, misused, abused. Prostituted.
Factually it is already too late to start a neutral scientific study into the impact of cell towers, plus the amount of cell towers, and the eventual mix of electromagnetic radiation of cell towers with the radiation of high voltage power lines, hydropower-stations, on the growth of trees, to prevent forests from being cut down unnecessarily, because massive deforestation has already taken place, at least here in the district of Hallingdal. But it is not too late yet to prevent the still left Norwegian forests from being cut down in the end, when it is proven that just hacking down trees is not the solution.
The cause of the growth-stop has to be found, and when it is proven that cell towers are indeed the cause, they will have to be taken away….! Internet can be used via fiber cables, connected with a wired computer, laptop, and even a cellphone!
10. Additional information
- Wikipedia: Trygve Gulbranssen
- Goodreads: Beyond sing the woods
- YouTube: Film “Beyond sing the woods” (German language)
- YouTube: Massive deforestation in Hovet
- Cretan-Garden.shop/blog: Arbor Day
- NRK: Researchers warn: less vegetation and more mortality characterize the future of Norwegian forests
- Wikipedia: Forestry
- University of British Columbia: Suzanne Simard
- Wikipedia: Wilderness
- Wikipedia: Airplane mode
- Multerland blog: EMF links
- Multerland blog: ICNIRP
- Multerland blog: RusCNIRP
- Multerland blog: Tree Damage, and Effect on Growth, by Electromagnetic Radiation
- SafeTechInternational: 5G Cell Towers Cause Massive Insect Decline on the Greek island of Samos
- YouTube: Trees, Trær, Bomen, Bäume, Arbres, Árboles, Arbores
- International Appeal to Stop 5G: Newsletter May 3, 2022: Saving the planet, next step