MPB numbers much higher than expected

It’s certainly a bad time to be a Lodgepole Pine, at least in the Hinton area.

Hans van Klaveren, parks, recreation and culture manager, and Laura Howarth, director of community services, provided an update to council on the mountain pine beetle remediation project at standing committee on April 11.

Aerial surveys conducted in 2016 by Alberta Environment and Parks identified 14 stands of red pine trees within the town boundaries.

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