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July 12, 2021
Volume of bark beetle damaged wood in Europe expected to be less pronounced this year
Over the last few years, Central European forests (but also parts of Sweden, France, and Belgium) have been ravaged by unprecedented bark-beetle outbreaks. Climate-induced warming is probably one of the culprits as unusually high temperatures as well as widespread droughts have fostered the good conditions for beetles to proliferate. This has had profound repercussions for the European woodworking industry as a lot more raw materials were available for the industry, but they had to be processed quickly in order not to let the wood rot in the forest. Some of these logs could not ...
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