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Academic Half Hours – Petr Doležal: How to reforest areas after a bark beetle calamity?

In addition to drought and high temperatures, insect pests can make growing new forest on deforested areas difficult. It doesn’t matter whether it is a seedling or a tree from natural regeneration. The pine beetle is a polyphagous species that can kill up to 80% of the saplings on a given site under the right conditions. Instead of using insecticides, we can reduce the damage by simple means such as leaving birch regeneration around conifer trees…

Alšova jihočeská galerie – Wortner House, U Černé věže 22, České Budějovice
Wednesday at 16:00.