Anyone who has been out walking in nature in the past few days may have noticed how many forest owners are out in the open. They say, limb and load what the stuff holds. One of them is stefan leykam (48) from feulersdorf. He explains: "now the weather is good, now you do not make damage." During the wet, mild winter, the ground had been too soft to drive on with tractor or skidder.
There are other reasons why people are working so hard in the forest at the moment. "In the forest I am in the fresh air. I don’t come into contact with anyone there", says forest owner roland kauper (59) from wonsees. Normally he works as a freelance accident assessor. Until three weeks ago, he was on the road almost every day, but since the exit restriction, he has only been sitting at his desk from time to time. "I spend most of the rest of the time working in the forest", according to kauper.
Borkenkafer flies again soon
Forest owners "are allowed" to now they are not only "allowed" to go into the forest, they "should" even. In a press release dated 1. On april, forestry minister michaela kaniber made it clear: "to minimize future damage from the bark beetle, bavarian forest owners should ensure that freshly damaged spruce trees, such as those caused by storm sabine in february, are quickly cleaned up." Even when working in the forest, it is important to observe the necessary rules of infection control and to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from others. For safety reasons, however, at least two people must be on the ground and have visual contact when working with the motorsage.