This series by Cologne-based photographer Kilian Schönberger focuses on the changes occuring in the spruce forests that border Germany, Czech Republic and Austria. Due to heavy storms, climatic changes and acid rain in past years, the trees were significantly weakened and fell victim to bark beetle attacks. He states:
Hundreds of square kilometers of spruce forests died in the last three decades. But the death of those spruces is also the opportunity for an almost natural mixed forest to grow up in the next years. The fog covers the still small new generation of trees between the pale poles. So although the wooden skeletons convey hopelessness, there is new hope hidden behind the fog. And actually the change happens quite fast, in 20 years most of the now possible views will be covered by trees again and this photo series wouldn't be possible anymore.See more of Kilian Schönberger's work on Behance.