- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a free workshop in Rapid City on treatment of mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills.

The workshop at the Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City starts at 6:30 p.m. MDT Thursday. Information will be presented on the how, when and why of treating infested trees this fall and winter.

Officials say the 2015 mountain pine beetle flight will be ending soon, and the time to identify and treat this year’s infested trees is just around the corner.

The workshop will be presented by forest entomologist Kurt Allen of the U.S. Forest Service and South Dakota State University professor and forestry specialist John Ball.

More information is available by contacting the department at 605-394-2663.

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