A spruce budworm outbreak in Quebec could kill off trees spanning an area the size of New Brunswick in the next few years and fuel more forest fires, according to Natural Resources Canada.
Yan Boulanger, a research scientist with the Laurentian Forestry Centre, said the impact of the budworm is most severe on Quebec's North Shore, followed by the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Gaspesie regions. He added that the budworm has also been seen in New Brunswick. "That's the fear, that it will spread to New Brunswick and the Acadian forest," Boulanger said. Read more >>