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Mystery plagues Valais forest

National News // By Tay Kinnear // July 16, 2019

A village in Valais is asking for federal help as a major part of a local forest seems to be dying - and no one knows why.

Pixabay Mystery plagues Valais forest

The patch of pine forest over 25 hectares is turning brown. But trees around the affected patch remain healthy.

One national MP, Jean-Paul Gschwind, says the federal government needs to investigate.

It's not sure if the sick forest is down to a drought or disease. But all locals agree it's very unusual.

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