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Southeast Alaska’s budworm infestation is still going, and they seem to be moving on to spruce trees

Sitka, Alaska, United States

Last summer’s unusually warm weather fueled an explosion in the western blackheaded budworm, leaving masses of browning trees in many areas of Southeast. The worm, which is the larval stage of the budworm moth, is known to feed on the new growth of trees, leaving them with a brownish-red appearance.

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