Altenhausen (dpa/sa) - Almost 1700 solid cubic meters of the finest tree trunks in Saxony-Anhalt will be offered at this year's timber auction in Bischofswald (Börde) and Rothenschirmbach (Mansfeld-Südharz) until next week. The end of the offer is on February 21, said a spokeswoman for the forest ministry on Thursday. The contract was awarded on February 23. The ministry expects sales of around 800,000 euros.
The offers for the tribes are submitted in writing, the spokeswoman said. According to a dpa reporter, the trunks lie for kilometers at the country's two submission sites. A particularly noble piece is an ancient bog oak that was pulled out of the Elbe fairway in a complex maneuver. According to the ministry, the tree was around 190 years old and felled in the 5th century BC. 16 cubic meters of the tree with a total age of 2650 years will be offered until next Tuesday.
According to the ministry, Saxony-Anhalt is considered an oak state. The customers of the state's valuable wood submission include the entire spectrum of wood processing from carpentry shops to sawmills to veneer manufacturers. The high-quality wood from Saxony-Anhalt finds buyers not only in Germany, but also in Denmark, Latvia and Poland.