TITLE

Bark beetle boogie

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
High Country News;2/4/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on mountain pine beetles' destruction to lodgepole forests in Colorado. Data accounts that half of the land's 2.2 million acres of lodgepole have destroyed by these insects between 1996 and 2006. Moreover, in 2007, the damages doubles when 500,000 additional acres of lodgepoles have been reportedly attacked by the beetles. The Forest Service made a prediction that the mature lodgepoles in the affected areas will be annihilated within five years. This species lives on trees and are attenuated by droughts. However, the drought season in Colorado has failed to eliminate the larvae of these insects.
ACCESSION #
29968562

 

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