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The mountain pine beetle, which kills trees by laying eggs under the bark, is projected to kill 58 per cent of British Columbia’s pine trees by 2021.
The mountain pine beetle, which kills trees by laying eggs under the bark, is projected to kill 58 per cent of British Columbia’s pine trees by 2021.
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Alberta’s plea to halt pine beetle’s spread turned down by Ottawa, documents show

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Ottawa rebuffed a request from Alberta to help stop the spread of a destructive, tree-eating pine beetle – one that has ravaged B.C.’s forests and that Alberta warns could cross the prairies and reach Ontario.