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June 12, 2019
Record logging of 26 million m3 in the Czech Republic as a result of the bark beetle calamity
In 2018, logging in the Czech Republic increased to 25.7 million m3 . That is the highest value in the history of the country. The unscheduled wood resulted from calamities alone accounted for 23 million m3 and is far higher than the total of 2017, as the Statistical Office of the Czech Republic reported. The main reason for this is the dry weather and the resulting bark beetle epidemics. With 87.2%, spruce is by far the most affected. This is followed by pine with 4.4% and beech with 2.5%.   ...
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