The woods along Fodsporet were planted with a particular aim in mind. Some of them were intended as a 'green spark screen'.

Sparks from steam locomotives were responsible for fires in farm buildings or fields in dry summer months.

This is why trees were planted between the railway and adjacent farms. The trees took the brunt of the sparks which otherwise could easily have set a straw roof on fire.

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