Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain pine beetle has had significant impacts on forests in British Columbia and Alberta. We are actively working with government to slow the spread of the beetle in Alberta.

A key component of Canfor’s mountain pine beetle strategy has been to shift our harvesting priority to pine stands that are infested so we can harvest the trees and use them in our manufacturing processes before they deteriorate. It also allows us to replant the area.

In Alberta, our new forest management plan for FMA 9900037 included a suite of strategies to mitigate the potential mid-term loss of timber supply resulting from the infestation and the related accelerated pine harvest.