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June 12, 2020
Central Europe: 500 million m3 of damaged wood expected in the next 5 years
For at least five years, the forestry and timber industry in Central Europe has been struggling with the accumulation of damaged wood from drying. Mainly caused by summer droughts and, as a result, bark beetle infestation, the drying phenomenon has accumulated about 250 million m³ in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany alone. According to official figures, Germany recorded 135 million m³ of damaged wood. In the Czech Republic, 75 million m³ accumulated between 2015 and 2019, and in Austria 41 million m³ were registered. Almost 500 million m³ of damaged wood by 2024 ...
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