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Beetle Kill

Lodgepole pines (credit: CBS)

New Forests, New Fire Hazards After Beetle Kill

In the Roosevelt National Forest northwest of Fort Collins, subalpine fir trees and aspens have started to grow in the shadows of dead lodgepole pine trees. It is becoming a new forest, with new hazards.

01/04/2014

The biomass energy plant in Gypsum (credit: CBS)

Plant In Gypsum To Make Energy Out Of Beetle-Killed Pines

A one-of-a kind project in the high country will turn trees killed by the pine beetle into energy.

08/21/2013

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Cool Planet Chooses Colorado For Headquarters

A company that has developed a process for converting beetle-killed trees and corn cobs into gasoline says it plans to open its global headquarters in Greenwood Village, south of Denver.

07/10/2013

An employee working at Hester Log and Lumber (credit: CBS)

Mill Owners Want Better Logging Contracts From Forest Service

Many in the timber industry are saying enough isn’t being done to clean up beetle kill trees. Some Coloradans are turning the dead tree problem into profit, but they say they need more help.

07/03/2013

The West Fork Complex Fire  (credit: CBS)

Papoose Fire Could Flare Up In Beetle Kill Area

One of the trio of wildfires burning in southwestern Colorado is expected to be active in the coming days.

07/03/2013

A worker clears a tree killed by pine beetles. (credit: CBS4 File)

Tree Falls, Kills Camper In Grand County

A freak accident involving a beetle kill tree has killed a man camping in Grand County.

06/12/2012

The pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Colorado GOP’s Beetle-Kill Timber Bill Questioned

Colorado Republicans want to eliminate local restrictions they say stifle the sale of beetle-killed timber. But groups representing local governments say there are no such restrictions.

01/25/2012

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