Mountain Pine Beetle open house held in Hinton

By John Hopkins-Hill
Hinton Parklander
October 16, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

An open house about the Mountain Pine Beetle on Oct. 11 at the Hinton Centre gave citizens an update on the situation in Hinton and the surrounding area. Representatives from West Fraser, the Town of Hinton, Yellowhead County, the Government of Alberta and fRI Research were on site. Hans van Klaveren, parks, recreation and culture manager for the Town of Hinton, said that the town removed just under 1000 trees from town-owned and private lots in Hinton last spring. …Mayor Rob Mackin said that Hinton is the “epicentre” of Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta, and that the focus now has to be on all levels of government and industry working together to combat the problem.

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