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Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
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City Tree Spraying Starts Monday

City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry crews will begin spraying Pine and Spruce trees on city maintained property Monday to protect the trees from mountain pine beetles and other pests.

Assistant Urban Forestry Director Randy Overstreet says the spraying will begin at 4am and wrap up around noon

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David McNew/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images
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Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Decline In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming's forests last year except for the Black Hills area in the northeast part of the state

The U

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Pine Trees Killed by Mountain Pine Beetles (RadRafe/Wikipedia)
Pine Trees Killed by Mountain Pine Beetles (RadRafe/Wikipedia)
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Deputy USDA Undersecretary Says Beetle Infestation Easing

Deputy USDA Undersecretary Arthur ''Butch" Blazer said in Cheyenne on Wednesday that the mountain pine beetle infestation which has plagued Wyoming and several other western states in recent years appears to be easing.

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Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
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Mountain Pine Beetle Update

Some of Wyoming's forests, including the Medicine Bow National Forest, are seeing a let up of the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation. Les Koch, Forest Health Specialist with the Wyoming State Forestry Division says the reason the  infestation is declining in some areas is because they have run out of trees to kill.

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(Courtesy City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division)
(Courtesy City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division)
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Urban Forestry Urges Tree Protection

The City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Division is urging residents to take steps to protect their conifer trees from Mountain Pine Beetle and Spruce Bark Pine Beetle infestation this summer. That includes spraying all species of pine trees

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(Courtesy U-S Forest Service)
(Courtesy U-S Forest Service)
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Medicine Bow National Forest Urges Visitor Safety

A spokesman for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is reminding spring visitors  to take a few precautions when they visit. Larry Sandoval says one big concern is the large number of trees that have been killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation. He says such trees are prone to falling unexpecte

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(Courtesy of US Forest Serice)
(Courtesy of US Forest Serice)
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Mountain Pine Beetle Activity Increasing In Wyoming [AUDIO]

Two Wyoming residents were killed in the crash of a single-engine plane in Utah.  Rich Denison has more. The U. S. Forest Service and Wyoming State Forestry Division,  announced the results of the annual aerial survey for Wyoming. The most significant forest health concern continues to be the spread of Mountain Pine Beetle activity. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Crop Price Increases Expected [AUDIO]

Wyoming hunters are being reminded to be aware of the hazards posed by dead trees, due to the states mountain pine beetle epidemic. Ag Reporter Ahren Broad says the price farmers get for corn and other crops is expected to go up, due to crop damage caused by hurricane Irene. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Mountain Pine Bettle (Courtesy Of U.S. Forest Service)
Mountain Pine Bettle (Courtesy Of U.S. Forest Service)
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Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Could Trigger Earlier Snowmelt [Audio]

A federal judge said Wednesday he may rule in August on whether to allow lawyers representing Dale Eaton, Wyoming's lone death row inmate, to demand more information from state agencies and others, to support their claim that Eaton did not get a fair trial.  Doug Randall has the details. A new study from the University of Colorado suggests the Mountain Pine Beetle outbreak in the west could trigger earlier snow melt and increased water yields. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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