Spruce beetle outbreak not as bad as mountain pine beetle epidemic

An image of an egg gallery from a spruce beetle attack on a spruce trap tree in the Prince George district. - Robert Hodgkinson presentation photo

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Although the current spruce beetle outbreak has affected more than 1.3 million hectares of forest, much of it in the Prince George area during the past six years, the forest damage is still far less than what the mountain pine beetle did.

The mountain pine beetle epidemic has destroyed nine million hectares of forest in the past 20 years.

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Source: Prince George Citizen

 

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