Norwegians afraid of pests in Canadian wood chips

Cross-posted from Nordic Family Forestry

Samples of imported hardwood wood chips from North America show signs of insects, which according to The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute could do great damage in the Norwegian woods.

Wood chip samples were taken from the first boatload of wood chips from Canada, which arrived in BioWood Norway AS pellet plant at Aver√łya in April 2010. The samples were sent for further analyses.

Analyses also revealed accidental mixing of softwood wood chips, which increases the risk of introducing pine nematode. Authorities are concerned about the new findings.

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