For the chop

时间:2019-03-06 11:17:07166网络整理admin

By Alison Motluk in Toronto THOUSANDS of red spruce trees will be chopped down in a park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, starting next week in a bid to prevent a Eurasian beetle from destroying much of North America’s boreal forest. The brown spruce longhorn beetle, Tetropium fuscum, is thought to have arrived from Europe in cheap packing wood, now banned, via Halifax’s container terminal, which is right next to the park. “It’s a potential ecological catastrophe,” says Bill Freedman,