Statistical data

Disturbance (Canada)

  2015 2016 2017
Insects (hectares) Footnote 1
Area defoliated by insects and containing beetle-killed trees 15,730,947 15,489,117  
Balsam fir sawfly   591  
Forest tent caterpillar 4,841,071 4,013,393  
Gypsy moth 757    
Jack pine budworm 24,634 206,849  
Mountain pine beetle 1,447,954 376,669  
Spruce beetle 242,877 291,972  
Spruce budworm 5,235,854 4,970,951  
Western spruce budworm 9,135 3,426  
Other insects 3,928,665 5,625,266  
Fires Footnote 2
Area burned (hectares) 3,861,647 1,416,053 3,371,833
Number of fires 7,140 5,203 5,611
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