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Pine Bark Beetle in Pine Bluffs … HE IS HERE


Mountain Pine Beetle, Pine Bark Beetle, Black Hills Beetle, Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle… and sometimes described by other, more colorful explicative terms, are all the same little guy… Dendroctonus ponderosae, He is less than 3/16 of an inch long, like a small black grain of rice…a little bit bigger than a piece of broken lead from your pencil…yet he can cause unimaginable damage. . He is here and the game is on. The score, so far, is not so good - 3.6 million acres to the credit of the Bark Beetle. His activity pales the number of trees being saved by humans. We ARE saving trees,...

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