Massachusetts Forest Officials See Silver Lining in Loss of Red Pine

by David Abel, Boston Globe

Over the past several years, the flightless insects, called scales, have bored deep into the bark of red pines throughout the region, ravaging the ramrod trees from New York to Maine.

The most dramatic damage has occurred more recently at Myles Standish State Forest in Massachusetts, where more than 100,000 red pines across the bucolic preserve are either dead or in their final throes.

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