Castanea_sativa001_020116
Castanea_sativa001_020116

The few survivors


Very few ancient Chestnut trees Castanea sativa can still be seen at a forest in north Peloponnese. Most of these majestic trees were cut down decades ago, for timber. The trees in the photograph, with massive trunks, were located on the upper slopes of the forest where it was difficult for the loggers to go.