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Oct 11, 2012 3:36 PM by Joe Bevans

Transporting firewood could transport beetles

The State Forest Service warns that transporting wood infested with Pine Beetles can spread the infestation. The wood can be burned, but not stored for long periods of time. It would take a week of 35 degrees or below temperatures to kill the bugs. The Service also says to look for wood or trees that have loose bark. Tight bark means the trees have been on the bug defensive. Also look for popcorn like growths called "pitch tubes," this indicates a tree has been attacked.

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