Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Beetles are Coming This Way

The Pine Bark Beetle has somehow made it over the continental divide and is now devouring trees on the Front Range.

The Colorado State Forest Service is recommending that people with affected trees wait a few months before deciding whether to cut or spray.

They say there's no risk in waiting given that the beetles can't fly throughout the fall and winter.

They also say that the beetle is incapable of creating the wipeout seen in the high country because of the diverse nature of the urban forest.

For more info, visit or the US Forest Service.

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