DENVER (AP) – Forestry officials say losses from the bark beetle epidemic that has devastated areas of the Colorado mountains have been smaller on the Front Range.

Forester Greg Zausen says trees on the Front Range get more water than trees in the mountains, limiting the spread of the insect.

According to the Denver Post, well-irrigated trees in parks and lawns are better able to defend themselves with a healthy supply of sap, keeping the beetles at bay.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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