2007-09-21

How Long Will The Beetle Wood Last?

The Provincial Forest Ministry says when the Pine beetle epidemic reaches its peak in 2015; 1 billion cubic meters will be infested in the province of British Columbia up from 530 million cubic meters in 2007.

The report says the hardest hit area of the province is the Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, south to Clinton and west to the Coastal Mountains of the province where between 41 and 57% of the pine will be destroyed.