Hermann Hampel

Hermann Hampel

Hermann Hampel

Project Manager Danzer Forestland

Hermann Hampel was investigating the dynamics of native forests in Argentina before joining Danzer there in 1998. He managed the afforestation project with high value hardwoods in the province of Misiones until 2012 and thereby applied innovative techniques like mixed plantations, natural regeneration and shelter-wood planting. Today he works on the optimization of Veneer Production and Forest Management for Danzer in North America. Among others, in order to still see the forest for the trees, he converted vast amounts of data from Forest Inventories into a compact GIS. He lives with his wife and two children in Ohio, USA.

Still see the trees for the forest

Where are our largest Black Cherry trees? Where do we lack regeneration? What about relative density and optimum growth? This and so much more can be queried with a mouse-click today in GIS (Geographic Information System).

Better safe than sorry – Ash salvage update

Half a year ago, we made the first post on our efforts to get ahead of the Emerald Ash Borer. In the meantime, the enemy No. 1 of North American Ash expanded into one additional state and five more of our own properties. At least!

Ash Salvaging in North America

If trees could read, they would probably disagree to call our activity “salvaging” – as we do nothing but try to get ahead of the “Emerald Ash Borer” (Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire).