Friday, October 30, 2009

Updated Mountain Pine Beetle Information

Irene Shonle, Director of Gilpin County Extension, in cooperation with the Northern Front Range Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group, has just put together a 12-page newspaper-style publication on mountain pine beetle (MPB). It is a pretty thorough, up-to-date document on what homeowners can do with infested trees. It also includes information on the likely transition to the Ponderosa Pine zone and how treatment options should differ in lodgepole and ponderosa. The contact information contained in the document is specific to the Front Range of Colorado, but the rest of the document is applicable anywhere.
If you are a home- or land-owner in an area that is being affected by MPB, this publication will provide the best research-based information available. The link below will open up a PDF file with the document that can be printed or saved to your own computer for future reference.

Mountain Pine Beetle Infomation (PDF)

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