Mostly mild winter could lead to increase in mountain pine beetles, says central Alberta professor

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A more mild winter could lead to an increase in mountain pine beetles in the province, says a central Alberta professor.

Nature relies on cold temperatures to serve as a “major mortality factor” for the invasive, tree-killing beetles, said Ken Fry, an instructor at Olds College’s School of Animal Science and Horticulture.

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Source: Red Deer Advocate

 

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