Clearing of pine trees infested with southern pine beetles began this week at Cannon's Point Preserve.
"The infestation comes as no surprise," says Stephanie Knox, Cannon's Point Preserve Director, "considering the dry weather, the density and age of the planted loblolly pines, and the fact that we had beetles last year. The best option to remove the beetles is to remove the trees."
The beetles have infested multiple locations in both the northern and southern areas of the preserve, where the loblolly pines were planted in open fields in the late 1970s.
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