2008-06-23

Beetle destroying Okanagan forests

The pine forest in the central Okanagan could be soon become a memory as the devastation caused by the pine beetle continues to grow.

If the worst predictions are true, in areas like Kelowna upwards of 80 to 90 per cent of the pine trees will be killed by the insect.

Ian Wilson, urban forestry supervisor for City parks in Kelowna, says the worst is yet to come.