In the Black Forest, the sloping terrain means that forest management is not always easy. In addition, massive bark beetle damage has occurred in recent years due to severe drought.

Despite all the difficult circumstances, we have opted for sustainable forest management and have been certified according to the PEFC™ standard.

Sustainability means, for example, that deadwood remains partly in the forest and serves as a habitat. The timber from our forest is sawn and used for our own construction projects such as the new construction of our stables. Low-quality wood, tree tops or beetle wood is chipped and used for heating in winter. As a renewable raw material, wood is CO2-neutral.

Thus, the certification is a multiple incentive: for more sustainability, for the conservation of resources and for the protection of nature.

Link to the certification document