Pine Beetles

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

Report Says Beetles Don’t Make Forests More Likely To Burn

Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.

03/24/2015

Beetle-killed trees (credit: CBS)

Market Improving For Beetle-Killed Trees

Rising timber prices are improving the market for trees killed by spruce beetles in the Rio Grande National Forest.

11/20/2014

A pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Summit Being Held On Beetle-Killed Trees

Business leaders and elected officials are meeting to discuss efforts to deal with beetle-killed pine trees in Colorado.

05/20/2013

Beetle-killed trees (credit: CBS)

Nonprofit Trying To Use Beetle-Infested Timber

Rich Dziomba, director of nonprofit organization Blue Knight Group, has a vision of turning dead trees from the bark beetle epidemic into biomass projects that would create sustainable energy.

09/15/2012

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

Double Trouble From Colorado Pine Beetles

Mountain pine beetles that are devastating forests across the West have been breeding twice a year the last three years, not just once, University of Colorado researchers say.

03/16/2012

A 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

The Colorado River (credit: CBS)

Study: Pine Beetles Could Trigger Earlier Snowmelt

A new study suggests the mountain pine beetle outbreak in the West could trigger earlier snowmelt and increased water yields from snowpack under beetle-killed trees.

06/08/2011

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