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Hygiene test for wooden pallets
CO2 footprint of wooden pallets compared with plastic pallets
Timber properties of KELLERHOLZ
Timber properties for poplar round timber
Guidelines on the European Timber Regulation and Act on the Trade in Illegally Felled Timber
Terms and Conditions
The timber industry and climate protection
Following the speech by Chancellor Angela Merkel, Steffen Rathke, President of the German Timber Industry Council (DHWR), commented: "The Chancellor has sent a clear signal that despite the corona crisis, climate protection will not be lost sight of. However, the tightened climate targets can only be achieved if we use all potentials for CO2 avoidance and also binding".
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The hunt is on for Germany's super forester
The AGR and GEOLINO are working to raise awareness of the industry in the long term.
The GEOlinoExtra booklet entitled "Lebensraum Wälder" (Woods as a living space) also features a game designed to ensure the long-term transfer of knowledge. Working with the game board designer Christoph Cantzler, we decided to produce a card-based game to explain the forestry and timber industry.
The main idea behind the game "Deutschland sucht den Superförster" (The hunt for Germany's super forester) is to balance the various functions of the forest. Individual parts of the forest are managed taking account of various practical tasks (planting, logging, conservation, hunting, etc.). Successful players are awarded points. But if players fail to complete their tasks, points are deducted. Players who manage their forests in a particularly sustainable and climate-friendly manner are awarded bonus points. The player with the most points is the winner. Numerous different moves have been integrated for a challenging, interesting and exciting game.
WOOD STOCKS INCREASED BY 12% SINCE 2000
Over the last ten years, commercial wood stocks in the 27 EU states have increased by around 12 %. According to the "Forestry in the EU and the world 2011" study produced by Eurostat, in 2010 the EU had wood stocks totalling 21 750 billion m³; in 2000 the figure was just 19 394 billion m³. Amongst the 27 EU states, Germany has the largest stock of wood (3466 billion m³), followed by Sweden (2651 billion m³) and France (2453 billion m³). Germany also holds the number one spot in terms of annual growth at around 107 million m³. A total of 484 million m³ of timber was felled in the EU last year. Annual growth in 2010 was around 768 million m³.