Voracious mountain pine beetles on hold in forests northwest of Edmonton

FOX CREEK — Eyeing a stack of rough lumber, Stefan Demharter spots the telltale blue stain fungus spread by the Mountain Pine Beetle.

“It’s here, and there, and there … there is quite of bit of it, but this is a good news story. It means we are cutting the trees before they’re dead,” said Demharter, Millar Western’s vice-president of wood products.

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