Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BUGS

No doubt you have read here about the tiny beetle that is killing trees in the Rio Grande National Forest.

While at Trujillo Meadows for two Summers, we were astonished to view the rapid progress of the beetle infestation.

Here is a USFS informational paper that answered many of our questions and resolved many of our concerns. Your photo viewer will allow you to zoom in or out for more comfortable reading.

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Strange that such a tiny ( the size of a grain of rice) insect could so quickly wipe out so much Of America’s forest’s. The bark diagram and explanation is so revealing.

1 comment:

Happy Trails said...

Thanks for the information! Glad they are finally going to harvest the fallen trees! They should still be good for plywood, pressed wood, mulch etc., etc.! Danged bugs !!!