[Homestead] Pine beetles - was running water
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Wed Jan 7 11:18:02 EST 2009
No, I don't do anything. I'm not sure there is anything that can be
done. I'm not about to spray or use pesticides even if would help.
Most are next to inaccessible and on a steep slope-it'd would do more
damage to the land to harvest them than to leave them.
It is hard when you see the devastation, but I remind myself that only
100 years ago people were watching the chestnuts die... I don't know
where the beetle came from, from I liken it to a blight. How it will
affect the ecosystem, I don't know.
Robert Walton wrote:
> I have a lot of pines that are dying from the beetles also. I always
> favor hardwoods over pines. Once I see a tree on the decline (at
> least in an area I'm working in), I try to cut it down and either use
> it or leave it to rot and feed the other trees growing up around it.
> I figure that at least that way I can control where it falls and
> what's left to grow up where it stood.
> I'm curious if you do anything with those pines you have with
> beetles. When I saw the pictures on your web site, I wondered about
> that. I figure that letting nature take its course is the way to go,
> but since I'd like to increase the amount of hardwoods in some areas,
> I try to intervene just a little.
> Rob - Va
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:57 PM, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
>> The pines here are dying from pine beetles. I put some pictures up
>> on my site a while back detailing the damage.
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