Bugs Killing Oregon Douglas Firs By Thousands

It’s not that hotter and drier summers kill trees by themselves.  But when winters are mild, creatures that kill the trees don’t die, and continue to feast upon them.

That appears to be at least part of what is happening to Douglas firs, particularly in Oregon.  Flatheaded fir borers have killed trees by the tens or thousands, by BLM counts. read more >>