'Letter setter' devastating for Flemish spruces

'Letter setter' devastating for Flemish spruces

World March 8, 2019 14:16

pelt - The 'typesetter' hits in Pelt, in Heusden-Zolder and Genk. In the Meerdaalwoud countless spruces need to be cut down after damage by this bark beetle, and also the Heverleebos is...

The typesetter, with Latin name 'Ips Typographus', is a beetle from the family of the bark beetles. The animals are dark brown and mainly occur on the spruce. In Wallonia the animal has been causing serious damage to fine spruce for years. This year he is making his advance to Flanders. Especially in the wooded areas in Limburg and Flemish Brabant.

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