Nova Scotia prepares for the next spruce budworm outbreak

Spruce budworm can defoliate spruce and fir trees. (Eric Moise/Canadian Forest Service)

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They're the most destructive pests to be found in eastern Canada's softwood forests in eastern Canada, currently infesting forests in parts of Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador — and their numbers can be in the billions.

But in spite of the the horror-movie scenario, Nova Scotia officials say doing nothing — in some places — might be a viable option for the next spruce budworm infestation.


Source: CBC News


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