Pine Beetle

Canada Needs a National Urban Forest Strategy

Michael Rosen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

Considering the environment never receives much discussion around election time, it should come as no surprise that the topic of urban tree cover is buried deep in the forest of political discourse, under a layer of heavy brush. However, I believe a big part of our national identity is tied to the environment, and our leaders should strive to improve the health of our communities and the Canadians who live in them.

This Bug Made Hundreds Lose Their Jobs

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Workers at the Canfor (TSX:CFP) sawmill in Quesnel, B.C., cried and hugged each other in the company parking lot after hearing the facilit...

Pine Beetles' Move Up Threatens Western Forests: Study

Robin Rowland | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Scientists behind a new study say a warming world has not only made it easier for the mountain pine beetle to invade new and defenseless ecosystems, but also to better withstand winter weather that is milder and erupt in large outbreaks capable of killing entire stands of trees, no matter their composition.

Saskatchewan Fears Alberta Pine Beetle Advance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan is spending $800,000 to battle a pest that has ravaged British Columbia and parts of Alberta.Part of the money includes $450,000...

Forest Smog? Blame Beetles

CBC | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada

Anyone who has seen the damage caused by the mountain pine beetle infestation, which has devastated millions of hectares of forest in B.C...