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Drought-resistant. Photo © Yutaka Seki, via flickr and Creative Commons

We’ll pay for summer drought for years

The hottest, driest summer on record for British Columbia ends this week, three weeks after the first substantial rains in months cleared the air. We will, however, be paying for this past summer for years to come. Wildfires cost the province more than $260 million so far this year, well Read more →

western spruce budworm, by William Ciesla, Forest Health Management International

Ocean-temperature effects suppress caterpillar’s infestations on Vancouver Island

Information Forestry,  December 2007— A century-long ocean-warming trend may explain the rarity of western spruce budworm outbreaks on southern Vancouver Island since the 1930s, according to a study by Canadian Forest Service scientists Alan Thomson and Ross Benton. Mild winter temperatures, linked to a rise in sea temperature, have de-synchronized Read more →