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"If you stand on a mountaintop in Colorado you can look in every direction and see dead trees. It is everywhere."
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--Jim Robbins on the impact of pine beetle infestations
Adult mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins. Black cylindrical, rather stout, beetle about 5mm in length. (U.S. Forest Service)
A mix of healthy and dying trees next to Rock Creek. (U.S. Forest Service)