Oh Canada

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Subject: Oh Canada
From: David Nicholls <>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:58:56 +0000
Sadly you can see swathes of brown dead conifers on the mountain slopes above the rail line across from Vancouver to Edmonton.

On 10 Dec 2016, at 7:52 AM, Con Boekel <> wrote:

I am thinking that Canada should choose a creature that has real environmental significance. My choice for Canada is the Mountain Pine Beetle. It has destroyed around about half the merchantable timber in the 18 million hectares of pine forests it has attacked. It is spreading its distribution eastwards, having crossed the Rocky Mountains in clouds by way of the wind vector. 

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