Windblow damage in Central Europe negligible so far
The two storm fronts “Ulli” and “Andrea” that swept over central Europe in the first week of January 2012 have only caused minor damage in the forests of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. According to the assessments carried out by forest owners so far, there have only been scattered and smaller-scale pockets of damage in one or two regions in Germany. The current nationwide volume of windblow probably amounts to several 10,000 m³. The damage is thus likely to be much lower than in mid-December last year when hurricane “Joachim” left some 350,000-400,000 m³ of windblow in its wake in the whole of Germany.