France: Softwood prices drop sharply due to the bark beetle crisis

France: Softwood prices drop sharply due to the bark beetle crisis
    In the northern half of France, forest owners of spruce and fir are very concerned. During an unusually mild winter, colonies of bark beetles have not disappeared. Unless the summer is very rainy and without heat, the threat of a new outbreak is not to be discarded although the current spring is watered and mild.    On the timber markets side, the situation is not very bright for eastern France foresters. Christian Bulle, the president of Fransylva Franche-Comté, advises the members of his union to avoid cuts of fresh wood to the ...

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