Whether continuous cover is superior to rotation forestry is a widely discussed topic. Depending on one's needs, multiple thinning techniques exist within the various forest management approaches.


There are 3.5 million hectares of forests in Bayern and Nordhein-Westfalen regions, of which nearly one million is state-owned. The prices of wood-based raw materials have soared high, as the demand exceeds supply in all major markets while expansionary monetary policy is speeding up the inflation. States and companies must restructure to survive and build sustainable growth.


Forests are among the cornerstones in combating climate change and preserving biodiversity. The European Union has drawn new guidelines and set ambitious targets to ensure the sustainability of forestry activities. Despite being part of the same economical regime, the European countries differ in terms of economy, industry structure and wildlife habitats and therefore one size does not fit all.


Wildfires’ impact on wood availability has historically been small in Europe, as damage has been limited mostly to the Mediterranean countries. Recent events from Sweden and the Baltics, alongside Russia and Canada, do, however, highlight the importance of forest owners’ long-term commitment to sustainable forest management in securing steady global wood availability.


Forest and bio-based businesses are, without a doubt, among the most important industries for mitigating climate change, combating biodiversity loss and rising pollution, and in reducing wasteful use of natural resources. Our position is unique.  Our industry is working with a diverse renewable raw material, that offers limitless options for reducing emissions by substituting fossil alternatives.