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Beetle invasion: mass attacks overwhelming healthy trees

According to Regional Entomologist Jeanne Robert, Spruce beetle is a native species and normally just a part of a healthy ecosystem. But a changing climate and the lack of extremely cold winters are causing an exponential growth in the spruce beetle population.

"Usually they live on dead and dying downed trees, but during an outbreak, they mass attack healthy standing trees," said Robert.

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Source: The Rocky Mountain Goat

 
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