The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources are heading up the charge against a local infestation of Douglas fir bark beetle at two prominent recreation areas within the city.
The work started several months ago in and around the Pidherny Recreation Site, to slow help slow spread of the beetle.
The Douglas Fir beetle is known attack fallen fir trees over green trees.
And is also less aggressive than the mountain pine beetle.
Ministry of Forest is monitoring the progress of the beetle over the next few months and will take necessary steps to slow the movement of the beetle.
Photo: Daniel Miller – bugwood.org