WOOD, and how best to make the most of it, will dominate proceedings when Interforst takes place later this year. 

Exhibitors in Munich will get the chance to have their say on how the industry is optimising recycling strategies for logs and the ways this is being done alongside forest management. 

A host of guest speakers will offer their take at the show, which is one of the largest in the continent. 

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A spokesperson said: “The rapid extraction of wood for fresh wood and damaged wood, robust provisions for storing logs in the storage areas and efficient methods of getting the wood out of the forest – without involving beetles – are essential for the forestry and timber industry.

“What’s more, the industry is facing increased national and international demand for logs and lumber. This development and the appreciation of wood as a sustainable material means that the utilisation strategies for wood are being realigned, depending on its quality. 

“This relates to the changes in the composition of tree species in the entire line between woods and forests as well as wood marketing, including improved efficiency in the use of materials.” 

Returning from July 17 to 20, Interforst 2022 will occupy around 80,000 square metres — 11,000 m² of hall space in B6 and 69,000 m² of outdoor space. In total, around 450 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors are expected.