News tagged with bark beetle

Scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles

As Arizona and other western states face ongoing drought conditions, the region's pine forests are becoming more vulnerable to bark beetles, which attack and kill stressed trees, increasing wildfire danger. ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles

Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken trees and make them more susceptible ...

dateAug 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Transporting firewood may spread tree-killing insects

(Phys.org) —Stocking up on firewood is on the minds of many Coloradans, with some seeking full cords for winter fuel while others are in need of only a few armloads for fall hunting trips. But because of the immense impact ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Ecology
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