Skip to main content

Bark Beetle Update – Millions of Acres More in 2009

By March 19, 2010February 21st, 2013Forest Mortality

 Montana red kill up to 5 million acres from 3 in 2008.

Half a million more acres of red kill in Colorado to bring the total to 3.6 million. Spruce beetle has infected an additional half million acres in southern Colorado.

h class="style40"> Washington 1.36 million to 1.73 million total kill: 412,000 acres pine bark beetle

Total Kill: 1 million acres of spruce beetle in the Yukon class="style40"> 77,500 trees, three times the normal amount, have been infested with bark beetle in Sierra Chincua, Mexico at Mexico’s  Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.