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Forest Service Sprays Insecticide to Prevent Pine Beetle Attack

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MISSOULA - Lolo National Forest officials begin spraying insecticide at recreation sites to protect about 1,000 trees from mountain pine beetle attacks.

District rangers will spray the insecticide "carbaryl" on a two-mile section of the main Rattlesnake trail, Pattee Canyon Picnic Area, Crazy Canyon Trailhead and Lee Creek Campground.

Mountain pine beetles have killed thousands of trees across the Missoula Ranger District and the spraying will protect trees that are important to local ecosystems and recreators.

Spraying will take place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays over the next two weeks.

Recreation areas will be closed off during spraying, and district employees will post signs at each location.

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