Articles, brochures, and papers
- Know when to cut and when to not cut. Review the PBH Cutting Guidelines. In view of the current fire situation, home owners should cut as necessary (even during beetle flight season). However, home owners should be careful to remove wood or chip, and to monitor remaining trees carefully.
- Planning on keeping downed wood for firewood? What you need to know so you don't invite beetles around.
- Building or remodeling? Here are guidelines for protecting your trees against construction damage.
- "A Northern Land Owner’s Guide to Living with Bark Beetles," published by the US Forest Service.
- New Scientist's article, "The beetle plague devastating North America's forests," updated 16:51 04 November 2011 by Andrew Nikiforuk, Magazine issue 2837.
- Jeffry Mitton's recent article on the changing habits of MPB (technical).
- A report on Jeffry Mitton's recent article on the changing habits of MPB (popular).
- Selected BMFPD Bulletins.
- Daily Camera article, "Pine beetle epidemic flares in Boulder County's ponderosas," by Laura Snider, Camera Staff Writer.Mountain Pine Beetles, Colorado State University Extention, Publication 5.528.
- MPB flight season
Oh no! You've got beetles!
- Find contractors to help with tree work. (We try to keep these recommendations up to date and we welcome your input.) These are local contractors to help with trimming, cutting, and removing trees and slash.
Remember: BMFPD offers a full range of mitigation services, including removing beetle trees. A plus for using BMFPD services is that it allows us to keep extra fire fighters in the neighborhood and your payment supports our local fire efforts.