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Spruce budworm outbreak can put forests at fire risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 19 : Turns out, it is not "a moth to a flame," but "a flame to a moth" as a new study has revealed that a spruce budworm outbreak could increase forest fire risk.

"If you walk in the woods in an area that's being severely defoliated, it sounds like rain. It's all of their frass, the bug poo, falling through the canopy of the trees," said researcher Patrick James from Universite de montreal.

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Source: Outlook

 
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