Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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

Photo by JoAnn Vineyard of Buena Vista on Sept. 28

Drought May Be Causing Of Colorado Aspen Tree Die-Off

A mysterious malady has killed off nearly one-fifth of Colorado’s aspens. But forest ecologists have struggled to explain the widespread die-off, known as Sudden Aspen Decline.

01/08/2012