German conifers: quality – versatility – tradition – durability – profitability Geschichte

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Over 30% of the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany is covered in woodland, which means that Germany contains the largest forested area in Europe. German forests have been sustainably managed for over 300 years. Legislation ensures that only so many trees are harvested every year as are grown again. It is a way to secure the raw material base for the German sawmilling industry for future generations. This is just one example of the concept of sustainability created by German forestry and meanwhile adopted by many sections of the economy all over the world.

German wood – a secure and sustainable raw material base

Every year, 120 million m³ of biomass is newly grown in Germany, which, in the case of many types of wood, is by no means used to the full extent. A historical forest heritage and modern sustainable forestry ensure that the woodland
is managed in accordance with ecological principles and with due regard to biodiversity.

We currently have approximately 3.4 billion m³ of wood in reserve in our woodland. As a consequence, the woodland does not only provide a secure raw material base but, at the same time, such forestation also significantly reduces
CO2 emissions – an active contribution to the protection of the climate!

German conifers – Diverse types of wood for optimal products

German conifers form the basis of exports to the USA, neighboring European countries, the Mediterranean area and Asia. Germany has been the leading export country in Europe for sawn conifer timber, currently exporting approximately 6 million m³ per year.
Every year, 38 million m³ of conifer wood is harvested in Germany and together with net imports of about 4 million m³ processed into 21 million m³ of sawn timber.

The long-established German tradition of using wood and the modern scientific developments of today guarantee that, according to their performance, the various types of wood can be put to optimal use to manufacture the most diverse products. Timber experts are on hand with help and advice for customers and users to ensure that they find the best material for the application required.