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Keyword: bark beetle

50% of Czechia’s softwood forests are threatened by the bark beetle

With its largely softwood forests, the Czech Republic is one of the European countries most affected by the ongoing bark [...]

China’s log market seriously impacted by the bark beetle crisis in Europe

The price for an A grade log in the China log market has remained around USD 124 per JASm3. The [...]

Germany: Damaged wood volumes could reach 70 million m3 by the end of the year

As of September 2019, the estimates from 15 German states on this year’s incidence of damaged wood and the [...]

Austrian wood industry hit by climate change: 80% of the total annual timber harvesting is damaged wood

Record snowfall, extreme drought and the hottest June in the history: weather extremes once again shaped the forest year 2019 [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Sweden’s Sodra to extend production stoppages at its sawmills due to spruce bark beetle infestation

Södra has decided to extend production stoppages at its sawmills during the Christmas and New Year period. The move [...]

Downturn in the Swedish forest industry as recession in Europe progresses

    The recession in Europe, in particular, is noticeable in the Swedish forest industry. The sawmills partially [...]

Södra’s revenues hit by the bark beetle infestation

Södra reported operating profit of SEK 2,520 million for the first nine months of 2019, compared with SEK [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle outbreak hits sawlog prices

Both sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden decreased during the 3Q 2019 for the first time since 2016, as the [...]