Bark beetles are back in Lincoln County

Mar 27, 2012 Full story: Ruidoso News 15

Jeff Schmidt of Forestry Plus watches as a dead tree topples behind the Ruidoso News, landing exactly where he wanted it.

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Rate Payer

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Mar 27, 2012
In todays ALB.Jornal a scientist came out with a theory that says because of the global warming going on, the beatles now have two life cycles per year as opposed to only one breading cycle per year when the earth was cooler and that is one of the causes for the explosion of the population of bark beatles.This is a new theory.
Bear

United States

#2 Mar 28, 2012
Rate Payer wrote:
In todays ALB.Jornal a scientist came out with a theory that says because of the global warming going on, the beatles now have two life cycles per year as opposed to only one breading cycle per year when the earth was cooler and that is one of the causes for the explosion of the population of bark beatles.This is a new theory.
Baloney........pure unadulterated baloney!
WARRIOR

Ruidoso, NM

#3 Mar 28, 2012
Rate Payer wrote:
In todays ALB.Jornal a scientist came out with a theory that says because of the global warming going on, the beatles now have two life cycles per year as opposed to only one breading cycle per year when the earth was cooler and that is one of the causes for the explosion of the population of bark beatles.This is a new theory.
I theoretically believe this new theory. I have heard them chomping away and have seen their sawdust at the coldest of temperatures. Misletoe is another pest which never goes dormant. Worst case scenario... when all those worthless long needle pine trees are gone, the good ones will remain and we can plant good ones that beetles dont penetrate. I'm thinking long-term here.

"Since March 12, more than 7,000 high temperature records have been equaled or exceeded, Cullen said, citing figures from the U.S. National Climatic Data Center."

http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx...

I call this climate change, along with all those tornadoes all across to New England, and fires. We have been lucky here and hope that luck continues.
Rate Payer

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Mar 28, 2012
Bear wrote:
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Baloney........pure unadulterated baloney!
I never studied bugs,this man does and he says they have two breading cycles now insted of one.What gain does this man achieve?If some one can help save the forest good .Why would you say" pure unadulterated baloney"?I would wait a while untill his theory gets debunked or proven.I think it is an interesting theory.Maybe EL Nino is to blame?They used to say people with back injuries were slackers untill MRI machines were invented.
outsider

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Mar 28, 2012
Bark beetles are solving that age old problem of
"not being able to see the forest for the trees".
jaimegum

United States

#6 Mar 28, 2012
I called a good friend that has worked for the forestry for 32 years and he said 2 years of LaNina(drought) is the cause for the excessive bark beetles. El Nino returns and so much for global warming. These two features have been going on for thousands of years and will continue.
Now I know the nay sayers are plenty, but let's just wait and see!
Rate Payer

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Mar 28, 2012
jaimegum wrote:
I called a good friend that has worked for the forestry for 32 years and he said 2 years of LaNina(drought) is the cause for the excessive bark beetles. El Nino returns and so much for global warming. These two features have been going on for thousands of years and will continue.
Now I know the nay sayers are plenty, but let's just wait and see!
The guy in the paper was saying he has discovered a new problem not the ones we know about like too many trees and drought but twice as many bugs now.I am glad that I am not out counting fly specks near the dairy or birds at the dump or rats or whatever ,but I too will wait and see what happens when it gets further study.sometimes somebody comes up with a new idea and everyone says" hey why didn`t I think of that"? Other times they say what a load of crap and here is why.I am very glad to get a responce to this post.Thanks for not insulting me.

Since: May 10

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#8 Mar 28, 2012
Rate Payer wrote:
<quoted text>The guy in the paper was saying he has discovered a new problem not the ones we know about like too many trees and drought but twice as many bugs now.I am glad that I am not out counting fly specks near the dairy or birds at the dump or rats or whatever ,but I too will wait and see what happens when it gets further study.sometimes somebody comes up with a new idea and everyone says" hey why didn`t I think of that"? Other times they say what a load of crap and here is why.I am very glad to get a response to this post.Thanks for not insulting me.
You sound a lot like Cope. Are you cope? I know Cope did not like to be disparaged and who could blame the poor chap, what with his brain injury and all. Wouldn't blame you if you'd changed your posting name. It seems strange that these beetles are uncontrollable. Seems like if they can control the weather (and there must be a reason for all the strange and extreme weather other than Global Warming ), they could figure out a way to kill these tiny pests.
WARRIOR

Ruidoso, NM

#9 Mar 29, 2012
>>>>>>> >> Seems like if they can control the weather (and there must be a reason for all the strange and extreme weather other than Global Warming ), they could figure out a way to kill these tiny pests.<<<<<< <<<

Are you saying "they" can control global or national weather? Do tell.
Cope s cousin

Rio Rancho, NM

#10 Mar 29, 2012
GladysSmith wrote:
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You sound a lot like Cope. Are you cope? I know Cope did not like to be disparaged and who could blame the poor chap, what with his brain injury and all. Wouldn't blame you if you'd changed your posting name. It seems strange that these beetles are uncontrollable. Seems like if they can control the weather (and there must be a reason for all the strange and extreme weather other than Global Warming ), they could figure out a way to kill these tiny pests.
yes and no !

Since: Jul 11

Ruidoso NM

#11 Jun 5, 2012
Was going around checking pine trees in town and couldn't find one without little bark beetle holes.
Are all of these trees going to die? I'd like to hear more about this problem.
Judas

Ruidoso, NM

#12 Jun 6, 2012
Gus V Inst wrote:
Was going around checking pine trees in town and couldn't find one without little bark beetle holes.
Are all of these trees going to die? I'd like to hear more about this problem.
You didnt look very much. The long needle pine trees are worthless anyway. The beetles dont eat Juniper, Ponderosa and other native trees. Hey, a beetle has got to eat too.
bear

La Luz, NM

#13 Jun 6, 2012
Gus V Inst wrote:
Was going around checking pine trees in town and couldn't find one without little bark beetle holes.
Are all of these trees going to die? I'd like to hear more about this problem.
It is truly sad to see all the dead and dying trees, but a lot of the holes in the trees are the result of woodpeckers, northern flickers, etc.
tree guy

Crosbyton, TX

#14 Jun 6, 2012
Judas wrote:
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You didnt look very much. The long needle pine trees are worthless anyway. The beetles dont eat Juniper, Ponderosa and other native trees. Hey, a beetle has got to eat too.
The long needle pines are the ponderosas

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#15 Jun 9, 2012
That's sad about the trees.

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