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Western Log Home Supply's Blog – May 2009 Archive (1)

Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle - The Demise of Lodgepole Pine in Colorado

Traveling through Colorado, the keen observer will note that vast areas of the montane forest are covered with trees that have a reddish, rust-colored tint to the foliage. These reddish colored crowns are evidence of the death of the lodgepole pine forest in Colorado. Populations of the mountain pine beetle have exploded over the last decade and it has not been possible to control this spread through thinning of the timber stands or by spraying.



The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus… Continue

Added by Western Log Home Supply on May 24, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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