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Forestry

In 2013, foresters in Germany celebrated the 300 years anniversary of the idea of sustainable forest management. It was drafted by Hans Carl von Carlowitz in 1713. More details see: http://www.genf.diplo.de/Vertretung/genf/en/07/2013-03-06-NachhaltigeWaldbewirtschaft-en.html

300 years of sustainable forestry in Germany

After big  reforestation efforts, today Germany´s forests are well stocked with an average standing volume of more than 320 m3/ha. The proportion of hardwoods (mainly beech, Fagus sylvestris) is more than 42% now and growing. Information on Germany´s "Forestry Strategy 2020" you can download here (PDF).

An interesting project of Institute of Silviculture, Technical University of Munich: Establishment of Plantation Forests and Development of Sustainable Forestry in Desert Lands of Egypt Using Sewage Water

More information on forestry in Germany on the old Wood-Report Website:

http://www.wood-report.de/seiten/forestrygermany.html