After the coronavirus has dominated everything for the past few weeks, the topics that brought German foresters sleepless nights last year appear again in the industry: the bark beetle and the drought. The lack of rain is particularly worrying for the logging companies.
At first the worries seemed to be over because it had rained a lot in February. The top soil was well moistened throughout Germany, and reforestation of the damaged areas could begin. But then the rain stopped again, especially April was far too dry. The target for precipitation was just 3% by the middle of the month.