2015 Forest Health Report
The 2015 Yukon Forest Health Report summarizes the forest health initiatives completed by the Forest Management Branch in 2015.
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Forest Health Brochures
This series of forest health brochures highlights various insects and diseases that are currently, or that could be potential forest pests in Yukon.
Mountain Pine Beetle
The mountain pine beetle, (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is a native North American bark beetle. It is distributed almost throughout the range of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) in B.C. and has recently crossed into Alberta. Its range has not yet expanded as far north as Yukon.
Aspen Serpentine Leafminer
The aspen serpentine leafminer (Phyllocnistis populiella) is a defoliator of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) and is common throughout the host range in Yukon. The leafminer’s activities were first recorded in the early 1950s along the Alaska Highway.
Spruce Bark Beetle
The spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis, is a natural disturbance agent throughout the geographical range of spruce (Picea spp.) in North America. At endemic levels, spruce beetle normally infest downed trees, logging debris, decked timber, dying or stressed trees and only occasionally cause tree mortality.
Mile 918 Alaska Highway
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867.456.3999 / 1.800.661.0408 ext. 3999