Saturday, 21 December 2013

Beetle Pine Kill in BC of historic proportions - See map

This is a screen-shot. Original zooms to high definition.
Red catches your eye but GREY is the kill zone with 70-100% pine tree kill. Only bright green pine forests are still healthy.

Mills are running out of fibre because the dead wood with blue stains and holes can't be marketed for long.  I picture a forest fire cataclysm in the offing with standing and fallen deadwood everywhere.  On the other hand, needles fall from the dead trees and compost rapidly so there is less explosively flammable material in the forest.

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