Why mountain pine beetle populations in Alberta are in sharp decline

(Dan Elliott/The Associated Press)

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Cold winters, a lack of food and control measures have caused steep declines in Alberta's destructive pine insect pest, according to figures released by the provincial government.

In a news release last month, the province said populations of Dendroctonus ponderosae, commonly known as mountain pine beetle, have declined 98 per cent since the peak in 2019.


Source: CBC News


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