May 20, 2020
Germany’s forests under threat by severe drought and bark beetle infestation
Despite the rain at the beginning of May it is not sufficient to replenish the water storage in the forests after a much too dry April 2020 and the past drought years 2018/2019. The forests are at risk of further damage. The German forest industry continues to face major challenges and needs political support. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), the amount of precipitation in April 2020 in the whole of Germany was only around a third of the long-term average value of 16 mm. This places April in the ranking of extremely ...
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