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

Funding to replace trees killed by pine beetles

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Dry conditions leave trees stressed and vulnerable

Monitor trees regularly for boring insects and bark beetles, says provincial woodlot specialist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recent dry conditions will take a toll on trees, says the province’s woodlot extension specialist. “It’s an invitation for insect infestations, not just for this year, but for upcoming years as well,” said Toso Bozic. This is because stressed trees are less able to resist invasion, and some boring insects and bark beetles increase during […] Read more