The U.S. Forest Service says an outbreak of spruce beetles is spreading at an accelerating rate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado.
A new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.
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.
A one-of-a kind project in the high country will turn trees killed by the pine beetle into energy.
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.
The Colorado Rockies have become what’s believed to be the first baseball team to plant a garden at a ballpark.
An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding.
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.
Sen. Mark Udall made a special trip to the White River National Forest this week as part of the effort to select the tree that will display at the Capitol in Washington DC this holiday season.
Coloradans know the pine beetle has been causing catastrophic problems in the national forests, and now there could be a new one.