Monarch ski resort tackling spruce beetle infestation

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Monarch ski resort tackling spruce beetle infestation

‘It’s our turn’ says park ranger
Owner of Salida’s CRS Timber Products, Shawn Cheeseman talks about the effects that the spruce beetles have had on portions of the trees on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
Scott Pressly, vice president of mountain operations, left, and Randy Stroud, general manager/chief operating officer of Monarch Mountain, point out the areas of standing trees killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26.
Trees that have been killed by spruce beetles are cut down and about 60 percent of this season’s salvageable trees can be sold to lumber mills in Salida and Montrose, subsidizing some of the cost to Monarch on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
An estimate of 500 trees lay in a collection as they were cut down after being killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
Scott Pressly, vice president of mountain operations, is surrounded by 500 trees that were cut down after being killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
A collection of fallen trees lay in a pile as they were killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.

Monarch ski resort tackling spruce beetle infestation

Owner of Salida’s CRS Timber Products, Shawn Cheeseman talks about the effects that the spruce beetles have had on portions of the trees on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
Scott Pressly, vice president of mountain operations, left, and Randy Stroud, general manager/chief operating officer of Monarch Mountain, point out the areas of standing trees killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26.
Trees that have been killed by spruce beetles are cut down and about 60 percent of this season’s salvageable trees can be sold to lumber mills in Salida and Montrose, subsidizing some of the cost to Monarch on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
An estimate of 500 trees lay in a collection as they were cut down after being killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
Scott Pressly, vice president of mountain operations, is surrounded by 500 trees that were cut down after being killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
A collection of fallen trees lay in a pile as they were killed by spruce beetles on Sept. 26 on Monarch Mountain.
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