Pine Beetle

The spruce beetle (credit: for.gov.bc.ca)

Spruce Beetle Hits More Colorado Forests; Pine Beetle Slows

One type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, mostly because it’s running out of live trees to infest, officials said Friday.

02/06/2015

A pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Pine Beetle Problem Waning, But May Be Moving To Lower Elevations

The U.S. Forest Service plans to spray nearly 8,000 trees in Northern Colorado to protect them from pine beetles.

03/24/2014

The spruce beetle (credit: for.gov.bc.ca)

Forest Survey: Spruce Beetles On March In Colorado

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.

02/14/2014

A pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Slows

A new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.

01/31/2014

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

The new garden at Coors Field (credit: CBS)

Veggies! Get Your Fresh Veggies Here! Freshly Grown At Coors Field!

The Colorado Rockies have become what’s believed to be the first baseball team to plant a garden at a ballpark.

05/23/2013

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

Aerial Survey Shows Beetle Infestation Spreading

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.

02/06/2013

Beetle-killed trees (credit: CBS)

Study Shows Drought Sped Pine Beetle Epidemic

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.

11/05/2012

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