Canadian Forest Service Publications

Timber killed by insects in British Columbia 1971-1975. 1979. Cottrell, C.B.; Unger, L.S.; Fiddick, R.L. Fisheries and Environment Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-189. 31 p.

Year: 1979

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3956

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

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During 1971-75, bark beetles continued as the major cause of tree mortality in British Columbia. The total volume of timber killed decreased markedly, particularly in spruce-alpine fir stands. However, increased mortality occurred in pine stands throughout the Interior of the Province. Defoliating insects caused tree mortality in localized areas in Kamloops and Vancouver Forest regions.