Sub-department 26

Forest - Dr. Simon Boden

Our areas of responsibility

Our main task is the management of the state and municipal forests
About 41 municipal forest enterprises are managed in the county of Ludwigsburg.

The sale of timber for municipal and private forests is carried out by the municipal timber sales office (Sub-department Forestry).

Further tasks

  • Consultancy and support for private forest owners
  • Support of forest owners
  • Forest education and environmental education
  • Statements as public sector body
  • Monitoring of legal regulations for the forestry sector
  • Recreational function of the forest in densely populated areas
  • Nature conservation tasks and biotope maintenance in forests

Forest areas in the county of Ludwigsburg

12,700 hectares, of which
approx. 9,100 ha municipal forest (72 percent)
approx. 2,100 ha private forest (16 percent)
approx. 1,500 ha state forest (12 percent)

With a forest share of approx. 18.5 %, the county of Ludwigsburg is the least wooded county in Baden-Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg 38%), which also has a very high population density with approx. 745 inhabitants per square km (Baden-Württemberg approx. 275 inhabitants/square km). Accordingly, the forest is very much used for recreation and at the same time fulfils a variety of protective and beneficial functions.


Sub-department of Forestry

Mühlstraße 34
71665 Vaihingen/Enz

Administrative office

Tel. 07141 144-2010
Fax 07141 144-59926

Sub-department Manager

Dr. Simon Boden

Tel. 07141 144-43443

Dr. Simon Boden

Sub-department Deputy Manager

Ralf Zellin
Tel. 07141 144-44602
Ralf Zellin