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NEW Beetle Kill Pine Crates & Helping Colorado Forests

By 5280 Gourmet 28 days ago 267 Views No comments

We're happy to say our gift box crates are now all made from environmentally friendly, salvaged beetle kill pine.

If you have spent much time in the Colorado mountains, you'll know the scene of thousands of acres of dead pine trees. This is due to the mountain pine beetles which have decimated forests through out the U.S. and Canada. The dead wood in the forests add an additional danger of large wildfires through the abundance of fuel. Drought and higher temperatures have created an epidemic of beetles

To help manage the environmental impact of pine beetles, the dead wood is salvaged into building material, called beetle kill pine. The thinning of excess, sick, and dead trees in effected forests help reduce overpopulation of beetles, removes excess wildfire fuel, and saves the forest.

We love Colorado and are pleased that our products are now helping sustain the beautiful forests of our mountains!

Interested in learning more about the environmental impacts of pine beetles in Colorado? Click here to read an article from The Aspen Times about this issue.