Bark beetle infestation doubled in Sweden this year

Bark beetle infestation doubled in Sweden this year
Damage to spruce forest is extensive following the spruce bark beetle outbreak over the past 12 months.    The results of a new inventory of land owned by members show that 2.5 million m³ is infested in Sodra’s members’ estates, twice as much as last year. In Götaland as a whole, approximately 5 million m³ is estimated to be infested.    “This is the worst damage to Sodra’s forestry operations area since the Gudrun and Per storms and now exceptional measures are needed to limit the damage. All forestry operators ...

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