The Healthy Forest Partnership is an Atlantic-wide group or researchers, governments and industry who are working together to implement an innovative early detection and treatment method to respond to the serious threat of a spruce budworm outbreak.
L'industrie forestière néo-brunswickoise et les scientifiques accueillent favorablement les deux millions de dollars annoncés dans le budget du gouvernement provincial pour combattre la tordeuse des bourgeons de l'épinette.
As scientists continued to monitor the state’s forests in advance of another battle with the voracious spruce budworm, data gathered this summer show that there were far fewer of the insects on the landscape this summer than a year before.
New Brunswick is on the brink of another spruce budworm outbreak and the forestry industry — the largest in the province — is doing everything in its power to prevent massive defoliation like that of the 1970s.
Photos of budworm moths coating trees and roadways in northern New Brunswick may be creepy, but a senior federal scientist says further study is needed to see if the sudden migration warrants costly, targeted spraying.