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Beetles Have Killed 5 Million Acres Of Colorado Forests (And Counting)

By Ryan Grenoble

DENVER ― Two different species of tiny beetles have destroyed more than 5 million acres of Colorado forests, according to a new report.

The mountain pine beetle, a native insect that burrows into and kills primarily lodgepole, ponderosa, Scotch and limber pines, has damaged about 3.4 million acres, the Colorado State Forest Service said in its annual report released Wednesday. The spruce beetle is responsible for …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green