2011-01-16

B.C. pine beetle kill has peaked: forester

B.C.'s chief forester expects the province's pine beetle infestation to gradually come to an end during the next seven years.

A decade after the infestation started, mountain pine beetles are still attacking pine trees in parks, forests and residential backyards.

But after devouring much of the available forest, most beetles have eaten themselves out of house and home and the infestation has peaked, B.C.'s chief forester said.