Alberta makes headway in battle against mountain pine beetles

The tiny mountain pine beetle has been responsible for destroying millions of pine trees throughout Canada over the past 15 years.

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The extreme cold weather that's gripped Alberta in recent years has done wonders to protect trees in the province by killing destructive bugs.

The government of Alberta says mountain pine beetle numbers have sharply declined for the fourth consecutive year and the current population estimate is 94 per cent less than the peak recorded in 2019.

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Source: CTV News

 

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