Waging War on the Spruce Beetle
Prince George B.C. – The battle against the Spruce Beetle is in full force, but it will be fall before it’s known if the epidemic has been stemmed. The beetle has already infested 156 thousand hectares of forest in the Omineca region, specifically northern reaches of the Prince George Timber Supply area, and the eastern valleys of the Mackenzie timber supply. Trees infested by the Spruce Beetle can take a year to 18 months to show signs they have been attacked. Infested trees can change colour from green, to yellow to red or they can have a green and healthy crown to losing all their needles.
By Susie Quinn Alberni Valley News September 30, 2022