”Just that we didn't have to. Maybe this is the beginning of the worst-case scenario we anticipated where the attacks can be up to six times as large as last year's rekordsommar. It is worrying,” says Gunnar Isacsson, ecologist and national board of expert on insect pests in the pressutskicket.
Traps are exposed in the forests on the 18 locations, and the first catches have been made in the south and middle of the country. According to The Swedish forest agency have over 1 000 bark beetle presence was found in several locations. In småland Nässjö was the catch of the granbarkborre ten times larger – nearly 10,000 have been reported.