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Frequently Asked Questions

Beetle Fact

Pine beetles began appearing in northern Alberta in 2001, in pockets along the border with British Columbia.

In 2006, strong winds carried insects to west-central Alberta from central B.C.

What is the mountain pine beetle?

How is Alberta managing pine beetle infestations?

We attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the mountain pine beetle in Alberta. In addition, a group of elementary students had the opportunity to ask a forest health manager some questions of their own.

Signs of Infestation

Do you think your pine tree is infested with mountain pine beetle?
Check out the signs of mountain pine beetle.