68.6m m³ of damaged wood expected in Germany in 2019

In September, the estimates from 15 German states on this year’s incidence of damaged wood and the still expected volumes of wood amount to 68.586m m³ among the whole range of tree species.

The area requiring reforestation as a result of the damage has grown from nearly 140,000 ha to around 180,000 ha within the territory of the country. Together with the volume of over 31m m³ of damaged wood cut down last year, the combined volume for 2018/2019 already amounts to nearly 100m m³. For comparison, the volume of all species of wood cut in all types of forest ownerships in Germany totalled 64.362m m³ in 2018.

Information provided according to www.euwid-wood-products.com