Drought in the West

Spruce beetles on the rise

March 6, 2013
The spruce beetle is competing with the mountain pine beetle for headlines in the Rocky Mountain West. A Colorado Forest Service report on forest health released in January states that in 2012, acreage damaged by the spruce beetle surpassed that of the mountain pine beetle for the first time in recent years.

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jan Burke of the White River National Forest about the difference between the two bugs and why spruce beetles are on the rise.
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