2011-07-13

Pine beetle a serious concern in Alberta: SRD

According to a survey done by Sustainable Resource Development Alberta, north-western Alberta's Mountain Pine Beetle population is on the rise.

Surveys took place from May to mid-June at 249 sites, and 1,624 trees across the province.

These surveys showed high to extremely high survival in half of the sites, and moderately high survival in the rest, and this does not take into account beetles flying in from British Columbia and other areas of Alberta.