Due to the bark beetle outbreak, the Austrian legislator is proposing to amend the Austrian Forest Act proposing a provision for a temporary obligation for the Austrian sawmill industry to buy damaged wood in surrounding areas. The amendment to the Austrian Forest Act does not contain any specifications regarding the terms of delivery (delivery periods, quality, quantity, price, etc.) under which the purchase obligation exists; thus, forest owners might dictate the terms of delivery at their discretion. Although the economic and environmental implications caused by forest disturbances (such as bark beetles) can ...
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