Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

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Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

Infestation taking out large swaths of ponderosa pine
This 2016 aerial view of The Glade area shows the impacts of a growing beetle kill problem in the San Juan National Forest.
The Cherry Creek area recently saw ponderosa mortality that is being blamed on the roundheaded pine beetle.
Colorado State Forest

The roundheaded pine beetle is causing mortality of ponderosa pine stands in southwest Colorado.
Colorado State Forest

In 2012, the roundheaded pine beetle infestation in the Glade area, shown in red, was at about 492 acres.
By 2017, the roundheaded pine beetle had infested or killed 10,584 acres of ponderosa forest, and began showing up in other areas of the San Juan National Forest.

Pine beetle gaining ground in Southwest Colorado

This 2016 aerial view of The Glade area shows the impacts of a growing beetle kill problem in the San Juan National Forest.
The Cherry Creek area recently saw ponderosa mortality that is being blamed on the roundheaded pine beetle.
Colorado State Forest

The roundheaded pine beetle is causing mortality of ponderosa pine stands in southwest Colorado.
Colorado State Forest

In 2012, the roundheaded pine beetle infestation in the Glade area, shown in red, was at about 492 acres.
By 2017, the roundheaded pine beetle had infested or killed 10,584 acres of ponderosa forest, and began showing up in other areas of the San Juan National Forest.
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