‘Santa dogs’ help rebuild burnt forests in Andong


Minky, wearing a black bag filled with mountain herb seeds, stands in front of a burnt pine tree in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, June 17. She is one of the 50 dogs that spread seeds to help reforest the mountains that were burnt in the April 2020 forest fires. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― For Kim Dong-seob, an Andong native who has lived all his life in the small mountainous village of Mureun-ri, the nightmare of the giant forest fire two years ago feels like yesterday.

(경북 안동 – 작은 산간 마을인 무릉리에서 평생을 살아온 안동 토박이 김동섭에게 2년 전 거대 산불의 악몽은 어제처럼 느껴진다.)

“It was pure horror,” Kim, who is head

(“그것은 공포 그 자체였습니다”라고 … )