The Black Forest in the western part of Baden-Wuerttemberg is the largest coherent low-mountain region in Germany. Today the Black Forest mainly lives from tourism. In spring, summer and fall, many nature lovers come to the beautiful Black Forest. Old customs and traditions are still cultivated at many places. Black Forest ham and a wide range of other hams and sausages made according to the old recipes and the handicraft traditions of local butchers are a Black Forest speciality. Excellent wines thrive on the southern slopes of the Black Forest mountains. Industrialization began late in the difficultly accessible valleys of the Black Forest. In winter, many peasants made cuckoo clocks from wood.
For many centuries, Black Forest timber was rafted on the rivers Kinzig, Murg and Rhine to be used for the construction of ships, houses and other things. The timber industry has a long tradition in the Black Forest.
jaso continues this tradition. Every year, jaso invests much money into forest maintenance and reforestation. jaso loves the Black Forest.