- Westveld, M.
Allegheny Forest Experiment Station
Last summer I had the opportunity to observe the spruce budworm "on the march" in Ontario and Quebec and to see something of the destruction this insect leaves in it's wake. It is probably no exaggeration to say that the insect is defoliating spruce-fir stands in Canada at the rate of 5 to 10 million cords a year. Should the budworm strike Maine with anything like the force it did the Nipigon, Missisaugri, or Algonquin Park areas the outbreak will probably go down in history as the one which relegated the pulp and paper industry in Maine to a minor league status.