Forest insects and pathogens

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Major forest health factors in B.C. include insects, diseases, wildlife damage and many abiotic factors such as drought, wildfire, flooding and windthrow. Forest health factors can cause extensive damage and require management to minimize the impacts to B.C.’s forests.

This section includes information about the biology and possible management of major forest health factors.

Read the Field Guide to Forest Damage in B.C. (PDF, 6.5MB) for detailed, specific information.