2010-02-03

Pine beetle invasion still on in the Okanagan

Even though last summer's fires are out, there's some other natural threats which haven't gone away, and in fact, are gaining new traction.

The pine beetle, its progress slowed by recent cooler winters, and new threat to Kelowna’s tree canopy, the tussock moth, are both set to explode in population, threatening over half the trees in Kelowna.

And while nobody is likely to lose their home or life over it (unless a dead tree falls over on a house) there is the potential for some homeowners to have to pay thousands to have dead trees removed from their yards.