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December 8, 2020
Sweden: Bark beetle infestation at a new record level in 2020
In total, about eight million cubic meters of spruce forest have been damaged in Sweden, despite the fact that the summer has not been as favorable for the bark beetle's swarms as last year. The sharp increase in the amount of spruce bark beetle in Sweden during the hot and dry summer of 2018 continues to affect the forests in southern and central Sweden. "The spruce bark beetle causes enormous financial losses for many forest owners who are forced to harvest infested forests prematurely. Despite a more varied summer weather and ...
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