LodgePole Pine Forest

What happens when the lodgepole pine trees are killed by the mountain pine beetle? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following illustrations show groups (or stands) of  lodgepole pine before and after the mountain pine beetle epidemic: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in dry, lodgepole pine stands over two years. 

This graphic shows another view of stand development using older and dense trees, which represent a common condition in dry lodgepole pine forests. Many of the trees remain after the beetle leaves the area.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the forest will look like in 20 and 100 years.

What happens when the lodgepole pine trees are killed by the mountain pine beetle? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some before and after illustrations  of groups (or stands) trees that
were entirely lodgepole pine will look like: 

 

What happens when the lodgepole pine trees are killed by the mountain pine beetle? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some before and after illustrations  of groups (or stands) trees that
were entirely lodgepole pine will look like: 

 


Highlights



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