The German Federal Council accepted the Forest Damage Compensation Act on March 26th. Because the large amounts of damaged wood in recent years have seriously disrupted the timber market, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture will limit spruce logging from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 to 85% of the average logging for the years 2013 to 2017. As the German Forest Entrepreneur Association (DFUV) reports, the logging restrictions are causing uncertainty among the entrepreneurs. "Our members tell us, for example, that forest owners claim that there should be no more felling," explains DFUV managing director ...
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