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By Matt Volz 

New study shows beetle-killed trees ignite faster


HELENA — The red needles of a tree killed in a mountain pine beetle attack can ignite up to three times faster than the green needles of a healthy tree, new research into the pine beetle epidemic has found.

AP Photo/Star-Tribune, Tim Kupsick

Northern Laramie Range Management Project Forester Nick Williams describes what Camp Wyoba had to do to remove and kill the Mountain Pine Beetle from the property in Casper, Wyo. More than 45 trees were cut down and cooked as a part of the process over the summer....

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