The damage caused by the low purchase price of bark beetle wood in the Czech Republic and the premature harvesting of stands reached CZK 44 billion last year (EUR 1.7 billion), experts from the Czech forest think tank estimate. According to them, the bark beetle attacked 35 to 40 million cubic meters of wood last year. "A lower value of the estimate of the volume of bark beetle-infested stands for 2020, ie 35 million cubic meters, and average data on wood prices based on specific invoices of several forest owners and managers for 2020 were used ...
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