Hesse's forest suffered greatly from intense heat and drought periods in the years 2018 to 2021, and many open spaces formed. "The aim of the state is to make the Hessian forest climate-stable," the ministry said. While the Hessen Forestry Agency is responsible for this in the state forest, in the municipal and private forests the forest owners are supported in this mammoth task via the extreme weather guideline. Since 2021, the focus has been on reforestation after extreme weather events and traffic safety on public roads.
Hesse: Forest owners receive 13 million euros for afforestation
Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - In 2022, Hesse paid out around 13 million euros to private and municipal forest owners for the reforestation of the forests.