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Svanninge Bakker, (hills)

Odensevej, 3 km north from Faaborg. Until the beginning of the 1800s, the hills were bare. the hillsides were covered in heather and the valleys uncultivated. As it was becoming incrasingly unprofitable to cultivate the poor soil, and as the flocks of the sheep were diminshing, it was decided to plant trees on the hills. Today, work is being carried out to thin out the woods and to restore and maintain the old grazing areas.