Forest damage related news from SLU
01 June 2023
Forest damage course gave new insights into pests and risksArming the forest against forest damage and being able to analyze the risks and consequences of the damage is important, especially in a warmer climate. During March to May, the first of three PhD courses was organised by SLU Forest Damage Centre to train future researchers in the subject.
16 May 2023
Diplodia tip blight – a new serious pine diseaseDiplodia sapinea is a globally distributed pathogen, causing stem wounds and dead tree crowns on pines. In 2016 a whole Scots pine plantation infected with this pathogen was discovered in for the first time Sweden. Laura Brodde has investigated the establishment and spread of Diplodia tip blight in Sweden to increase our knowledge and opportunities to combat the disease.
05 May 2023
Assessing the detectability of European spruce bark beetleDetecting disease- or insect-infested forests as early as possible is a classic application of remote sensing. Under conditions of climate change and global warming, outbreaks of the European spruce bark beetle are threatening spruce forests and the related timber industry across Europe, and early detection of infestations is important for damage control. Those are some findings that researchers at SLU have presented in a paper.