No no I mean some years before. It looks like the wood did burn in the past. When there are only few trees remaining in this kind of landscape, it suggests that the forest burn in the past. Very nice picture
The trees on that mountain were cut down as the woods in this area are dying. A few years ago the path that you can see on the right-hand side was still in the middle of a dense forest. The type of spruce that you can see in the photos is not an indigenous species; the trees were planted here on a massive scale in the 19th century replacing a deciduous forest. Spruce was chosen because of its fast growth, however it turned out that the trees were not immune to climate changes, became vulnerable to diseases and eventually lost the fight with the bark beetle.