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Action / Nida, 2018

Throughout history, human impact on Curonian Spit eventually transgressed the naturally occurring equilibrium. Loss of vegetation, substituted with intensified wind, began to reshape the landscape. In the late 19th century shifting sand dunes threatened to seize the old post road of Curonian Spit. Nida’s post office caretaker Gottlieb David Kuwert started to reinforce sand dunes by planting trees. His son George David Kuwert took over his living legacy. Once undergrowth forest now appears as mature wood where both of them were laid to rest in a little old cemetery.

 

Yet for a gardener, there is plenty of things to be done...