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Foresters: Conditions are perfect for pine beetle outbreak

[Georgia] Drought has hurt Southwest Georgia pine trees, increasing the danger of pine beetles. The Georgia Forestry Commission is watching for signs of an outbreak, because they know the conditions are right for an attack by the tree killing insects. Georgia Forestry Commission Rangers are seeing signs of pine beetles. This year there is a good supply of parasite and predator insects that eat the pine beetle, and foresters hope those natural enemies will stop an epidemic. They will continue to watch for outbreak signs, because they know conditions are perfect for a pine beetle infestation in South Georgia pine trees.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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