Forest Research Institut Baden-Württemberg (FVA)
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Pre-position suitable sites for wet storage, on the basis of quantity of storm damaged timber, tree species, legal and organisational criteria. Keep relevant documents for applying for authorisation ready.
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|Pic. 1: Photo R. Willmann|
|Pic. 2: Gravel road, slightly elevated. Photo R. Willmann|
Sites owned by the operator would be perfect. Contracts of lease for storage sites should be valid for at least 4-5 years, analogue to water withdrawal authorisation, license, and maximum storage period. Contracts should also include option to renewal. Inclusion of a stipulated recultivation agreement (execution and coverage of costs) should be considered.
The site should have good transport connexion and access roads with high
load-bearing capacity. Avoid sites located next to public roads (black ice formation
in winter) or settlements and recreational hotspots (risk of accidents).
Sufficient water supply (esp. in summer!) is essential. Power supply has to be
ensured where electric pumps are used.
Pic. 3: Derivation of the Road spacing of 50 metres.
|Pic. 4: Photo R. Willmann|