Environment: Turning Green into Yellow

One-third of West Germany's precious forests are dying off

Surveying row upon row of scrawny, sagging firs and spruces, Forester Hubert Eh threw up his hands in despair. "We were always so proud of these trees," said Eh. "Now the Black Forest is becom ing the Yellow Forest. It's enough to make you cry."

Eh's domain lies near the resort village of Herrenalb in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. In the hills above the quaint Black Forest town, the dark evergreens that gave the region its name are dying, victims of a blight...

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