The slow fade of Colorado’s mountain pine beetle is triggering a massive shift in the timber industry

Large lodgepole pine trees are unloaded for processing at the Montrose Forest Products sawmill in this 2006 photo. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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Loggers and sawmills prepare for a downturn in supply of beetle-kill timber 15 years after a surge of pests began their devastating march through 3.3 million acres of Colorado forests.

Colorado’s forests have been waging a losing battle against tree-killing beetles for more than 15 years.

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Source: The Colorado Sun

 

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