Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest insect and disease conditions, Cariboo Forest District, British Columbia, 1977. 1978. Allen, S.J. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-175. 7 p.

Year: 1978

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 1844

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Mountain pine beetle was the main problem in the Cariboo District, killing lodgepole pine in numerous areas. Western spruce budworm defoliated Douglas-fir around Clinton and Big Bar Creek; 2-year-cycle spruce budworm lightly defoliated alpine fir in the MacKay River - Hendrix Lake area. Douglas-fir trees killed by Douglas-fir beetle in 1976 were noticeable, but few 1977 attacks were found. Spruce beetle populations remained low in Bowron Lake Provincial Park, in white spruce blowdown. Red-band needle disease caused lodgepole pine discoloration, and leaf blights discolored trembling aspen and black cottonwood foliage.