Archive for the tag 'lodgepole pine'

Jun 13 2012

Sea of red won’t last on North Fork

Published by under Environmental Issues,News

Here’s some more information about that fungal infection on the North Fork that is turning a lot of young lodgepole pine red . . . A sea of red trees in the North Fork Flathead River drainage is an alarming view if you’re thinking “beetle kill,” but it’s not. The recent, widespread reddening is only […]

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Nov 27 2011

Bugs, fire, politics to transform western Montana forests

Published by under Environmental Issues,News

Here’s a pretty good discussion of the impacts on Montana’s forests over the next 50 years or so. Interestingly, some of the changes may actually restore earlier, healthier conditions . . . Three things will combine to radically transform Montana forests in the next 50 years: bugs, fire and politics. Mountain pine beetles have killed […]

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