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 Background on the world logging championships
Wood is a perpetually renewable resource that we can use sustainably. Forests simultaneously produce wood and oxygen, conserve soil, provide for clean water, offer a habitat for animals and other plants and serve as recreational areas for people. Wood is familiar to us in a way that no other material is. Down through the past millennia, there is no skilled craft that would have got by without wood. Until this very day, wood is indispensible as a tool, workbench, material, fuel, and raw material. It protects us against cold and heat and, in the form of paper, conveys and preserves information. We eat and drink at wooden tables, sit on wooden chairs, and sleep in wooden beds. We play with wood and make music with it, too. Wooden products are sustainable products with an exciting future, and well worth their price.
Wood requires experts. Specialists are in demand, whether in forest management, logistics or treatment and processing. In particular, forestry workers (formerly known as lumberjacks) have the task, among other things, of felling timber without loss of value and under very strenuous physical conditions. This does not just hold true for Germany or Europe either; experts and specialists are employed in harvesting wood worldwide. So what could make more sense than for these experts to meet periodically, share experiences, maintain international contacts and test their professional skills in a fair competition? here
Professional competitions for forestry workers or in forestry are carried out, as in other fields, in various parts of the world. Initially they were held as national events, later also as joint events organized by some neighboring countries.