2008-11-15

Trees treated for mountain pine beetle infestation now being tested for arsenic

B.C.’s Ministry of Forests is testing thousands of trees in the Okanagan-Shuswap region to see if they contain a dangerous concentration of arsenic.

The testing comes after the trees were treated with a pesticide that may pose a threat to human health.

The product was injected into the base of trees to kill the mountain pine beetles.