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Mountain Pine Bark Beetle

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The mountain pine bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is endemic (usually present at low levels) to Western North America. The adult bark beetle bores into the bark of pines (particularly lodgepole pines) and lay its eggs in the inner bark. The … Continue reading

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Serotinous Cones

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The more I learn about lodgepole pines (Pinus contorta), a Western species, the more I realize how complex and diverse this widespread conifer is. At least three, perhaps more, subspecies exist. Each of these subspecies vary depending on their environment. … Continue reading

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