Forest protection

Forest protection

Loss events such as windfall, bark beetle or game damage present an ever re-occurring challenge to forest staff. These very complex relationships need careful evaluation. Therefore extensive knowledge of causes and counter-measures is essential.

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Application of Insecticides against Bark Beetles

Instructions for professional application of insecticides.

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Prevention and Control of Wood Boring Insects

After storm damages there is often a proliferation of wood boring species as well as bark boring species. They can do considerable economical damage.

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Integrated Forest Protection after Calamities

Forest protection problems – mostly bark beetle calamities – mainly follow storm calamities. Integrated Forest Protection can be an important instrument for preventive measures.

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Erosion and surface drainage after forest fires

What types of forest fires are there? What effect do fires have on the forest soil? Can fire areas be stabilized within a reasonable time to avoid erosion?

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The silver fir woolly aphid (Dreyfusia nordmannianae)

Around 1840, the silver fir woolly aphid Dreyfusia nordmannianae, an aggressive insect which mainly attacks young fir trees, was introduced to central Europe from the Black Sea region. Here you will find more information about this insect.

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Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests in our Forests

Global warming favours the migration of forest pests from warmer regions into Austria, naturally or through importation. Worldwide trading facilitates the introduction of forest and wood pests from package wood.

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Bark Breeding Beetles on Silver Fir – Biology and Forestry Measures

Unlike the spruce bark beetles, the bark breeding beetles on silver fir are not very well known. The fact that most species partly develop within the sapwood makes an effective countermeasure more difficult.

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Rust Fungus on Spruce

Spruce rust fungi are a part of the ecosystem in subalpine spruce forests. Despite the fact that the damaged caused by spruce rust fungi are very distinct, they pose little threat for their host trees.

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Bark-Beetle Monitoring in Austria

A great benefit of bark beetle monitoring is its topicality and availability via Internet. Forest owners, forest managers or advisors will get a good overview of the risk of bark beetle infestation in their region, allowing them to assess the situation individually in combination with weather conditions.

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A storm event – first measures

Risk to life? Important roads are barred? Which measures should be taken first after a storm event?

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