2012-08-15

BC Timber Supply To Drop By 20% Over Next 10-15 Years

According to the report of the Special committee on timber supply in the province of BC , released today, this province faces a 20% drop of supply in the next 10-15 years.

Since the mountain pine beetle (MPB) infestation became an epidemic in 1999, an estimated 18.1 million hectares of forest land in British Columbia have been affected.

The latest projections indicatethat the MPB will have killed between 53 and 70 percent of merchantable pine by 2021.