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SD Ag Department, US Forest Service plan pine beetle spraying workshops in the Black Hills

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SPEARFISH, South Dakota — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service are hosting three mountain pine beetle spraying workshops in the Black Hills over the next few weeks.

The workshops will focus on the benefits and methods of treating trees to protect them from mountain pine beetles. Attendees will learn about spraying techniques and chemicals used.

The first workshop is scheduled for Thursday at Hudson Hall in Spearfish.

The second workshop will take place May 5 at the Canyon Lake Cottage on the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans Home Campus in Hot Springs.

The Silver City Community Hall in Silver City will be hosting the third workshop on May 16.

All landowners are welcome to attend.

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