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2 years 4 months ago

Drought speeds pine beetle epidemic

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado researchers say the 2001-02 drought and others greatly accelerated the spread of a beetle epidemic that has killed thousands of square miles of trees in the West. CU said Monday the study compared patterns of outbreaks in lodge pole and ponderosa pines. CU...

2 years 11 months ago

Battling the Pine Beetle

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Rocky Mountain National Park is planning several steps to mitigate the effects of a bark beetle outbreak on its trees. Over the next two months, the park plans to protect up to 6,700 high-value trees in developed areas from being infected by beetles...

4 years 2 days ago

Pinewood Derby

Boy Scouts in Pueblo got together Saturday to pit machine against machine in a Pinewood Derby. Troop 407 built small cars out of blocks of wood, attached wheels and raced them side by side down a wooden track. Troop 407 is from the Bessemer neighborhood of Pueblo.

4 years 5 months ago

Yellowing Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind. But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees...

4 years 10 months ago

Don't bring firewood on a camping trip

When camping, the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds outdoor enthusiasts to leave their firewood at home. "Moving firewood across the state can contribute to tree mortality," said John Kaltenbach, CDA's cooperative agricultural pest survey coordinator. "Insects and diseases can be transported with the wood and can hurt or even...

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