The bark beetle infestation hits the French softwood market

The bark beetle infestation hits the French softwood market
    What volumes of wood will be harvested in France in 2019? Difficult to answer this question. Due to the rapid evolution of the bark beetle infestation to both spruce and fir, no accredited body in France could provide accurate figures. The only data currently available are estimates from forest owners or collected from professionals at early fall softwood auctions.    Last June, the interprofessional organisation Fibois Grand-Est evoked volumes of up to 3 to 4 million m3 for the year 2019, on all infested regions. But summer passed by and new bark ...

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