Canadian Forest Service Publications

Suppression of mountain pine beetle infestations in lodgepole pine forests. 1986. McMullen, L.H.; Safranyik, L.; Linton, D.A. Agriculture Canada, Ministry of State for Forestry and Mines, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-276. 20 p.

Year: 1986

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 2549

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Management of lodgepole pine to reduce mountain pine beetle damage has been described, and direct control addressed in general terms (Safranyik et al. 1974) and Safranyik (1982) summarized the principles of direct control, listing the commonly used methods. These methods are described in several publications, many of which are not known or available to pest management personnel. This brochure, therefore, is addressed to pest management personnel in the forest industry and government who are involved in management of mountain pine beetle populations in western Canada. It describes the philosophy and procedures of direct control of the mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine stands. Published information is augmented by unpublished results of experiments performed by the authors in the Cariboo Forest Region during the past 10 years and by their collective judgment where information was lacking.