Statistical data

Disturbance (Canada)

2016 2017 2018
Insects Footnote 1
Area defoliated by insects and containing beetle-killed trees (hectares) 15,489,117 15,628,659  
Balsam fir sawfly 591 135  
Forest tent caterpillar 4,013,393 2,793,777  
Gypsy moth   10,858  
Jack pine budworm 206,849 748,880  
Mountain pine beetle 376,669 332,259  
Spruce beetle 291,972 506,882  
Spruce budworm 4,970,951 5,519,287  
Western spruce budworm 3,426 704  
Other insects 5,625,266 5,715,877  
Fires Footnote 2
Area burned (hectares) 1,416,034 3,419,856 2,272,274
Number of fires 5,203 5,652 7,067