Millions of tiny, pine beetle corpses! It's what Alberta crews hope to find this spring as cold-snap misery turns ally in bug warIf you've driven into B.C. in the last year, you know what's coming -- and it isn't pretty.
Dying pines, red with disease, pepper the forest -- in many places, the trees fatally infected by mountain pine beetle dominate the land.
It looks like autumn in B.C. , except it's March and evergreens aren't supposed to lose their colour.
Experts say 13 million hectares of pines, or about 78% of B.C.'s total, are already doomed.
To have seen the blight next door is to have seen what many predicted would be this province's future, with the pine beetle having burrowed its way into an estimated three-million Alberta trees.