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Beetle infestation grew 60%


December 23, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The mountain pine beetle, considered to be British Columbia’s most devastating insect pest, attacked an equivalent…

The mountain pine beetle, considered to be British Columbia’s most devastating insect pest, attacked an equivalent of two million truckloads of timber in 2003.
The Council of Forest Industries released the statistics: The infestation grew by 60% this year compared to 2002. About 66 million cubic metres of timber were lost.

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