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new research predicts which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion

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new research predicts which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion

hanover, n.h. - april 16, 2018 - pitch pine forests are at greater risk of attack from the southern pine beetle than forests with a mix of tree species, according to research from dartmouth college. the study shows that the composition of forests is more important than other factors when predicting where the destructive pest will strike next.the research, published in forest ecology and management, adds to understanding of the southern pine beetle and confirms previous research from the beetle's southern habitat on the importance of characteristics that increase forest susceptibility to the pest.the research finding has important implications for forest managers who need to predict and prevent infestation by a pest that is already responsi...