Forest damage monitoring in Austria - results 2000.
Results are presented from forest district surveys of pine decline, important pests (Ips typographus, bark beetles, Pityogenes chalcographus, Tomicus minor, T. piniperda, Trypodendron lineatum, Tortrix viridana, Operophtera brumata, Erannis defoliaria, Lymantria dispar, Thaumetopoea processionea, Neodiprion sertifer, Pristiphora abietina, Lymantria monacha, Hylobius abietis. dormice and squirrels), diseases (root rot caused by Armillaria spp. and Heterobasidion annosum, and Dutch elm disease caused by Ophiostoma novo-ulmi), and abiotic damage (avalanches and torrent disasters, damage by snow and ice, and windthrow and windbreak) in forests in Austria. Some of the data are only estimates from district foresters, while others are more accurate. Maps from the forest damage monitoring, which were created to give an overview on the current situation in Austria and to provide forest authorities, forest land owners and others with basic information on forest protection measures, are also presented.