100s of Larose Forest's red pine trees cut for root rot

By CBC News Ottawa, March 10, 2020

Hundreds of red pine trees have been cut down in the man-made Larose Forest east of Ottawa to protect the community forest from root rot.

The forest with its trademark red pines is popular for cross country skiing, hiking and mountain biking, with trails stretching to Ottawa's eastern border to Lemieux, Ont., north of Casselman.

Officials with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, which owns and manages the forest, said Armillaria root rot fungus has been present in the forest for many years.


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