Do beetle-killed forests burn faster?

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Do beetle-killed forests burn faster?

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Porphyry Gulch in the Weminuche Wilderness shows signs of severe infestations of spruce-killing beetles. Whether it’s a catastrophe in the making is still a question.
Kent Grant, district forester in Durango for the Colorado State Forest Service, said the spruce beetle infestation started a couple of years ago in the Weminuche Wilderness high country.

Do beetle-killed forests burn faster?

Porphyry Gulch in the Weminuche Wilderness shows signs of severe infestations of spruce-killing beetles. Whether it’s a catastrophe in the making is still a question.
Kent Grant, district forester in Durango for the Colorado State Forest Service, said the spruce beetle infestation started a couple of years ago in the Weminuche Wilderness high country.
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