INTERFORST - Green Couch Away on Travel: Part 3: Stephan Thierfelder
Storms, extreme drought, an above-average number of forest fires and bark beetle infestations - all of these problems have a severe impact on Central European forests. Also the monocultures, which were created after the war in order to reforest quickly, are now causing problems. Federal Minister Julia Klöckner today invites to a National Forest Summit in Berlin. In Germany, the region is particularly hard hit. We spoke exclusively with Stephan Thierfelder, the deputy and head of the Forestry Division at the Office for Food, Agriculture and Forestry in Schweinfurt. In our 10-part series, he explains to us how the climate protector forest really stands and what needs to be done in the future.