Forest planted in football stadium aims to draw attention to climate change and deforestation

A temporary forest inside the Wörthersee football stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria has been planted to draw attention to climate change and deforestation.

The forest, which is also an art installation by Swiss artist Klaus Littmann, covers the entire football pitch and consists of 300 trees that are characteristic of Central Europe.

The installation, For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature, is inspired by a dystopian drawing by Austrian artist Max Peintner from 1971.

Max Peintner imagined a world where trees would only exist like species of animals in a zoo.

The forest installation is made up of a diverse range of tree species such as alder, aspen, white willow, hornbeam, field maple and common oak. It will remain in the stadium until the 27 October.

The forest will be replanted in a public site close to the stadium as a “living forest sculpture” when it closes.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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