The German forest is in distress
The forests in many parts of the world are in distress. The situation in Germany is only one albeit rather dramatic example: According to current findings, 277,000 hectares of German forests already. This is caused by water shortages, storms or pests such as the bark beetle. Climate change is particularly damaging to commercial woodlands in which there is predominantly only one tree species, such as spruce or other conifers.
* Source: 2020 Report by the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald ("Association for the Protection of German Forests")