Unsere Wälder

Even though they've been in the same spot all their lives: Trees are not mute or lonely creatures. In the forest they have friends and business partners, family members and enemies. And they are connected with all of them.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter not only bring colour into our forests, each season opens short time windows which many forest dwellers have to use to survive.

Forests are the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world, because everything in the forest is designed to store water for bad times.

This is a series of three episodes.

Director(s): Petra Höfer, Freddie Röckenhaus
Script: Petra Höfer, Freddie Röckenhaus
Production: ZDF
Actors: Albrecht Lehmann, Ulrich Stobbe, Walter Arnold, Daniela Haluza, Christian Wirth, Oliver Harms, Jürgen Müller, Jens Esser, Roland Hartz, Dietmar Wunder
Year: 2017
Duration: 130 min
Our age recommendation: 9
Language (audio): German
Country of origin: Germany
Shooting Locations: Germany
Screening rights: ZDF ()
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Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: biodiversity climate drinking water forest water cycle wilderness wildlife health noise
Mentions: trees history mushrooms communication ecosystem city forest wild boar dormouse badgers owls squirrels acorn army storks mice beetles national parks acidification floodplain forests groundwater photosynthesis high water birds insects otter beaver
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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