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Rocky Mountain NP
Posted By: Bob Harris, 07-14-2012, 08:18 PM

It has been about 6 years since we visited this part of the Rocky Mountains, the day was overcast and drizzly but did have the sun break through while at the lake. The sad thing that we observed is the bark beetle infestation that has killed literally thousands of trees. The park is still a wonderful place to visit, breathtaking views and glaciers, but lets hope the drought ends so the forest doesn't lose anymore of these beautiful pines.

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07-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #16
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What a place! An awesome venue you found, Bob.

I had never heard of a bark beetle before, but now reading about it's destructiveness...
Hopefully you will never have them there, very destructive for sure.

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some fine shots, love the reflections, pity about the bugs, I've not heard of these before. seems strange to me how individual trees are dying surrounded by what looks like healthy trees rather than an infected tree infecting the one next to it and so on.
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CC, here is a little more detailed information you might find interesting.


Mountain pine beetle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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