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Adult beetles have a distinctive metallic green sheen.

Deadly pest marching towards Alberta’s borders

The emerald ash borer has travelled halfway across the continent and has now reached Manitoba

Another highly destructive invasive pest has breached the boundary of the eastern Prairies and Albertans are being asked to keep watch — and not unwittingly aid its spread. The emerald ash borer, which attacks and kills all species of ash, was found in Winnipeg this winter. The beetle is on a steady invasive march across […] Read more

The mountain pine beetle is now established in lodgepole–jack pine forests 
in northwestern Alberta.

Funding to replace trees killed by pine beetles

Tree Canada is extending its Operation ReLeaf initiative by providing more than $200,000 in new funding to help replace trees damaged or destroyed by invasive insects. The Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf program, launched in 2010, provides funding to homeowners, private landowners, and municipalities for the replacement of trees affected by the mountain pine beetle. […] Read more