Regional District of Fraser-Fort George receives spruce beetle update from Ministry of Forests

By Brendan Pawliw
My Prince George Now
February 19, 2018

About 340,000 hectares of forest within the Prince George area has been infested by the Spruce Beetle according to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. The population of the beetle is expected to spike causing concern for groups like the RDFFG. “It is a concern on the effect it will have on spruce trees and within the regional district as well as the effect on an allowable annual cut in the long-term,” says Art Kaehn, Director. “Representatives from the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources also gave us an update on the Spruce Beetle epidemic mostly north of Prince George but is also in the Robson Valley.”

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