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By Andi Bourne
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Trends and Solutions for Beetles, Budworm and Other Tree Killers

 


SEELEY LAKE – With the onset of summer come bugs and other diseases that have been continually affecting trees in area forests for decades. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Forest Pathologist Katie McKeever shared some of the trends and treatment options for beetles, budworm and black pineleaf scale at the annual log seller, contract logger and landowner meeting hosted by Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. May 5.

Western Spruce Budworm

Western spruce budworm was detected in 890,194 acres in 2016. While budworm does not outright kill mature trees, chronic, heavy d...



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