Parks and Open Space does not have plans to install MCH in any other City-owned forestland at this time. Douglas-fir beetles are present in some of our natural area parks, but we do not have confirmation that they are causing this same scale of tree die-off as we are seeing at Hendricks Park. The decision to use the pheromone at Hendricks also factored in the high value of this specific park due to its proximity to the urban core and the historic value of the park.
However, if in the future we were to learn of a Douglas-fir beetle infestation in another forested park, we would assess the likelihood that the infestation would have on the forest or parkland immediately surrounding the infestation. If such an impact were to be deemed serious, we would then begin a process to evaluate the use of the pheromone in that location.