Since mid-April, bark beetles have also been spotted in large parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to infestation of fresh stormwood that is still in the forest, standing timber infestation is also reported in many places. With the mild winter followed by an excessively dry spring, which further weakens the spruce, the bark beetles spread met the best conditions. While efforts are focused on cleaning up the damage from the Sabine storm and thus reducing the outbreaks of bark beetles while controlling the fire risk, it is almost impossible to sell the damaged ...
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