It was the largest forest fire in Slovenia's history. It started sometime around the middle of July, and lasted until the beginning of August in the south-west of the country, at the border with Italy. Now it is extinguished, and the reforestation process has already started.
The heavy forest-clearing machines that sweep up the burned trees, while workers cut through their remains, are doing the first step. They have to clear the entire area affected by fire of around 3,600 hectares – that’s roughly equal to the size of 7,000 football pitches.
The next big question is how to bring life back to these charred slopes. In some areas, plants will eventually return on their own, but forest experts say most areas need human intervention to speed up recovery.
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