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Colorado is looking SAD

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Post edited over 3 years ago by gordonb.
Sep 27, 2016 18:21 |  #1

I spent 3 week at my friends cabin North of Chama, NM in Colorado this August and It was a Sad site to see the Damage the Bark Beetle has done to the Ponderosa Pines.
Here is just one picture to show it.
It was difficult to get a picture without dead or dying trees in the shot.


I just wanted to share.

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Sep 27, 2016 18:26 |  #2

Like the Ash Borer Beetles here in Illinois. Soon there will be no more ash trees.

The fire danger presented by all those dead trees has got to be a major concern.

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Sep 27, 2016 22:04 |  #3

Sadly, there is a group of people who feel that cutting the trees down is a bad thing…I GREW UP in Colorado, spend many-a-Summer day with my Dad, cutting down, spraying and tarping Beetle-Kill trees. That was 40+ years ago and, to my dismay, the beetle-kill problem has gotten quite a bit worse!

Healthy forests come from getting rid of dead trees, thinning out the forests a bit so the trees "can" breathe and let the forest floor provide good growth opportunities.

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Sep 27, 2016 22:06 as a reply to  @ KoalaCowboy's post |  #4

Trees are important for sucking up CO2. Dead ones don't count.

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