Vulnerable Beetle Infestation in Forests
Landowners are being warned in Idaho about recent windstorms that have damaged trees and are now more susceptible to infestation of bark beetles next spring.
Once the weather begins to warm up again, uprooted or broken trees are vulnerable to bark beetle infestation and then there is a likelihood that they will spread to healthier trees.
Forest health officials at the Idaho Department of Lands recommend to people that they remove any damaged trees by bringing, chipping or removing branches from their property. Officials also recommend that people not stack their green firewood next to live standing trees. This way the beetles are not spreading to your firewood and beyond.
Have you ever dealt with bark beetles?