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Attack of the Mountain Pine Beetle! (And How Green Buildings Can Make the Best of It)

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 04, 2013 01:00 AM
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by Brent Ehrlich last modified Aug 01, 2013

Author name:  Brent Ehrlich Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Forests destroyed by mountain pine beetles can be made into valuable engineered wood products.   The mountain pine beetle has killed millions of acres of forest across the western U.S., including most of the western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service Balancing our need for timber along with the other environmental and financial benefits of forests has always been a challenge, especially in areas where forests and wildlife are integral to local communities. On the western slopes of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, the trees are an integral part of the hiking experience, yet the trees along the trails that I used to run are now all dead and brown or gray as far as the eye can see, killed by the mountain pine beetle. read more






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