Statistical data

Disturbance (Canada)

  2014 2015 2016
Insects (hectares) Footnote 1
Area defoliated by insects and containing beetle-killed trees 20,307,538 17,631,825  
Balsam fir sawfly      
Forest tent caterpillar 5,907,787 5,199,101  
Gypsy moth 23,335 757  
Jack pine budworm 26,356 24,634  
Mountain pine beetle 2,208,687 1,447,954  
Spruce beetle 289,557 242,877  
Spruce budworm 3,533,643 6,735,141  
Western spruce budworm 44,608 9,135  
Other insects 8,273,565 3,972,226  
Fires Footnote 2
Area burned (hectares) 4,563,327 3,861,647 1,404,655
Number of fires 5,158 7,140 5,243
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