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Bark Beetles Infesting Ponderosa Pine on Prescott National Forest

Pine engraver beetles are actively infesting ponderosa pine trees across areas of the Prescott National Forest. Aerial detection surveys conducted by the US Forest Service in early February 2021 recorded a ten-fold increase in ponderosa pine mortality caused by these bark beetles since August 2020 with more than 2,000 acres impacted. The 2021 survey focused

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How Pine Needles Help the Garden

If you live in a neighborhood where ponderosa pines grow freely, you know about too many pine needles. Pine trees drop lots of needles, especially those 50-foot giants! Gutter guards protect rain gutters, but piles of needles are on the ground. What is to be done with all these needles?     For years we’ve

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