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

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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!


After the spruce, the pine (botanical name pinus sylvestris) is the second most frequent conifer species to be found, covering 23 % of the German woodland. The pine requires very little in the quality of the location, so it is predominantly found in areas where soils may prove difficult.

There is a marked difference between the wood of the darker heartwood area and of the lighter sapwood.
The striking contrast gives it an eye-catching visual effect and rustic character.

Pinewood possesses good strength and elasticity properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, also as timber for building and construction. The heartwood is especially durable and the sapwood is ideal for all types of chemical treatment to proof the timber.

Here you can find sawn timber of Pine