The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It feeds on new foliage from spruce and fir trees, often killing them in the process. Rob Johns from the Canadian Forest Service joins us to talk about the measures taken…

In July of 2018, Scott Orazem, a member of Big Sky’s Porcupine Park HOA, noticed a funny thing: many of the fir trees around the development had taken on a rusted hue, their green tarnished by a perimeter of dead red needles as the youngest needles on the trees, which…

To the spruce budworm, for much of its life, tree needles are tasty, and buds for new growth are particularly delicious. To read more... Publisher: The Telegram English Only

Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service in Newfoundland are trying to learn more about an old forest pest, the spruce budworm, in hopes of keeping it from getting out of control again. To read more... Publisher: CBC English Only

Researchers in western Newfoundland are monitoring an outbreak of spruce budworm in Quebec and the Maritimes. To view video... Publisher: NTV English Only