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Germany’s forests under threat by severe drought and bark beetle infestation

Despite the rain at the beginning of May it is not sufficient to replenish the water storage in the forests [...]

Central Europe’s spruce bark beetle crisis could be larger than BC’s pine beetle epidemic

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe has been damaged by a combination [...]

Austria: Enormous market and timber price pressure due to record amounts of damaged wood

Long-lasting drought, extreme weather events, increasing social demands and difficult market conditions make it difficult for forestry companies in [...]

Bark beetle infestation starts spreading in Central European countries

Since mid-April, bark beetles have also been spotted in large parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to [...]

First signs of bark beetle attacks in Europe, as extreme drought continues

A third consecutive year of bark beetle calamity is expected to destroy the European spruce forests. The warm winter of [...]

Great drought in April announces the third consecutive year of bark beetle calamity for the German forests

After the coronavirus has dominated everything for the past few weeks, the topics that brought German foresters sleepless nights last [...]

German timber industry under heavy pressure: coronavirus aggravates the ongoing bark beetle, storm crisis

The German forestry and timber industry was already in a state of emergency before the coronavirus pandemic: storms, drought and [...]

Finland’s forest industry struggles with the bark beetle effects, mild winters and coronavirus

   At the moment, forest prospects are obscured by unpredictable factors that are completely independent of the Finnish forest [...]

Coronavirus and impact on world forest products trade

   As the world grapples with a widening impact and unexpected global consequences of the coronavirus, both stock markets [...]