The German forestry and timber industry was already in a state of emergency before the coronavirus pandemic: storms, drought and bark beetles have been threatening the industry for over two years. The German companies had already reached their limits in order to cope with the amount of damaged wood and now need support, while the current coronavirus crisis is exacerbating the situation. According to a German Sawing and Timber Industry Federation (DeSH) survey, 70% of the German sawmill companies are already negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Between 2018 and 2020, storms ...
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