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Alfrida brought down to 500,000 cubic metres of forest

the Amount of forest which was destroyed by Alfrida was great, because of the unusual northerly winds.

" It was about what we expected. This time the wind was northerly winds, rather than the usual westerly winds that Swedish tree is accustomed to. Why was felled many trees, says His Källsmyr, national skadesamordnare on the national board of Forestry.

He could not speculate on what the final cost for the damage can be.

hit the county of Stockholm, and, above all, Norrtälje municipality, according to The Swedish forest agency.

the Damage has also been reported from southern and central Sweden, where it is however is if the the occasional fallen tree along the hyggeskanter and in nygallrade forests.

– Think of the security, in the first place. Is the one above should not work for yourself in storm damage forest – leave it to the professionals. Take an inventory of the damage to the forest and then contact your forestry representative for help, " says Källsmyr.

He stresses that it is important that all forest owners, regardless of how affected they are, look to get rid of fallen trees to avoid insect attack.

– Also in southern and central Sweden, where it's only blown down a single tree, it is important that one cleans up before the summer. We already have problems with granbarkborre and do not want to increase the risk, " he says.

During this year's dry summer was not less than 2.5 million cubic meters of timber of granbarkborren, according to an inventory The Swedish forest agency carried out in november – the most extensive attack since the storm Gudrun.

Read more: Stormdrabbade in Norrtälje, sweden: ”We had luck in the misfortune”

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