New Hampshire forestry officials plan to remove about 120 acres of red pine trees from a state park this winter to slow the spread of an aggressive insect that’s destroyed thousands of the trees in southern New England. The nearly microscopic brown insect, called red pine scale, was detected at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown in August. It’s the first documented case of the insect in New Hampshire, though it has been a longtime headache in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
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