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Moths Are Killing Trees In Idaho Forests

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Trees killed by the Douglas-fir tussock moth in the Packer John State Forest north of Boise.

The Idaho Department of Lands is dealing with a big problem caused by a small creature. The tussock moth has infested Douglas-fir in the Packer John State Forest. The outbreak means the trees are more susceptible to wildfires. Now, IDL is planning to cut down some of the infested trees in an effort to contain the problem.

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