Corona has caused the demand for wood in Germany to rise sharply - and with it the prices. But German forest owners hardly benefit from it. 2019 and 2020 were the hardest years for forester Christian Hardt. There was hardly any rain and the wood prices were in the basement. He can still feel the financial consequences today. "The psychological situation was bad," says the 34-year-old from the Bever forestry company. In the Bergisches Land, he is the fifth generation to manage his forest. He once had a total of 40 hectares of spruce forest. That was ...
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