In 2020, 80.4 million cubic meters of wood were felled in German forests. This means that logging reached a new record: never before since German reunification has more wood been felled in Germany than in 2020. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports, logging rose again by 16.8% compared to the previous high of 68.9 million cubic meters in 2019. This development is due to increased forest damage as a result of insect infestation, which is also favored by drought and heat: For example, damaged wood felling due to insect damage accounted ...
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