Anti-flood barriers...

A lumberjack chops up charred pine trees near Marathon, northeastern Attica, yesterday, to build anti-flood barriers. The area was one of the worst affected by the wildfires that ravaged more than 18,000 hectares of land in August. Dozens of specialist workers have been employed in a project to prevent soil erosion in the charred areas and create flood barriers. As regards razed forestland, authorities have said that older forests will be allowed to regenerate naturally, whereas areas where the trees are much younger, because they have been replanted following fires in the past, will be artificially regenerated.