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Aspen Trees Die Across the West
OnlineWSJ.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Stephanie Simon

Posted on 05/18/2010 12:29:25 PM PDT by GSWarrior

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This was published last October, but I don't recall seeing anything about this issue here on FR. Last time I was in Colorado I couldn't believe my eyes! Dead pine trees as far as the eye could see in certain areas.
1 posted on 05/18/2010 12:29:26 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Is this the same bug that killed all the pinon pine
along I-25 north of Santa Fe?


2 posted on 05/18/2010 12:31:16 PM PDT by rahbert (Only a poor snake charmer blames his snake..)
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To: GSWarrior

this is breathtakingly sad, the fall aspen are glorious

the Rocky Mountains will look sadly rocky without foliage


3 posted on 05/18/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: GSWarrior

The Pine Beetle is still munching the forests.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 12:31:37 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: GSWarrior
Dead pine trees as far as the eye could see in certain areas.

But the article is about deciduous aspen trees, not pine.

5 posted on 05/18/2010 12:31:51 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: GSWarrior
Young trees resist infestations and disease better than old ones.

Support logging!

Old trees are weak trees!

6 posted on 05/18/2010 12:31:56 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: GSWarrior

Bush’s fault.


7 posted on 05/18/2010 12:34:17 PM PDT by steve8714 (The only private property the Feds value is intellectual property owned by their supporters in Holl.)
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To: GSWarrior

Revelation 8:7
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up............


8 posted on 05/18/2010 12:34:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: steve8714

Great pun!...........


9 posted on 05/18/2010 12:35:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: GSWarrior
---In northern Arizona, wildlife may be the culprit: With the wolf population down, elk aren't often on the run from predators, giving them plenty of time to hunker in an aspen grove and methodically eat every sucker--

-yeah, not enough wolves , that's it--

--in the Frisco-Dillon area , at least it caused some humor--the bug trees turn rust-red the first year after they die, causing tourists to query as to "how do I get one of those pretty red trees" or comment on the refreshing red after all that boring green---

10 posted on 05/18/2010 12:35:33 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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And DDT is still outlawed and for no reason what so ever. You can tell if a pine is going to die by looking at the top of it. It dies from the top down.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 12:35:57 PM PDT by RC2
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To: george76

—ping—


12 posted on 05/18/2010 12:36:52 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: GSWarrior

The MSM last year declared the die off to be the fault of global warming. The science being settled, it’s not necessary to explain why cold wet weather hasn’t had any effect.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 12:37:49 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: GSWarrior

And you can bet that non of them can or will be used for lumber.


14 posted on 05/18/2010 12:38:59 PM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: GSWarrior
Well my aspen are growing like weeds as usual. I have to mow down the shoots weekly.

BTW, I didn't realize that the WSJ wrote their articles so far in advance ;o)

OnlineWSJ.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Stephanie Simon

15 posted on 05/18/2010 12:40:42 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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Well, I suspect that one cause is mismanagement of the forests, which does not allow harvesting of mature trees. Nature needs man as a participant, IMHO. And before the U.S. government put all these forests off limits, the Indians helped take care of them.

Weak trees and dying trees tend to harbor pests and interfere with new growth.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 12:41:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: silverleaf

Look at it as redistribution of the Earth.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 12:42:27 PM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: GSWarrior

The title says it was published next fall...


18 posted on 05/18/2010 12:46:14 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: rellimpank
I vacationed in Colorado in August 2008. It was tragic, driving along what should have been beautiful mountain scenery, and seeing nothing but a sea of red, with an occasional skeletal white or gray tree that had died and been reduced to bare branches. :-(

We went to SD for vacation and went out of our way to see how the pines were holding out there : I saw a few red pines, but not many.

We're going to Arkansas this August. I hope the beautiful Ozarks are OK. According to what I read, pine tree forests from Mexico to Canada have been devastated. :-(

19 posted on 05/18/2010 12:48:21 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: MileHi

I mis-typed. It was published last October. Sorry for the confusion.


20 posted on 05/18/2010 12:48:21 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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