A report by Deutsche Welle. Ancient ecosystems concerns.
The 700-year-old Pinhal de Leiria forest in Portugal was destroyed during the wildfires that swept across Europe in the summer of 2018. A staggering 80 percent of the forest that was home to bugs, birds and mammals was destroyed. Despite help from local volunteers, it could take as long as half a century for the soil to regenerate. https://www.dw.com/en/forests-can-take-decades-to-recover-from-fire/g-47682410/
Here’s an excellent site that dispels many of the myths and misconceptions about using wood chip. Shows how the nitrogen levels improve in your soil – and much more. https://learningandyearning.com/wood-chips/