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Burying Pine Beetles in Hugel Bed

 
Estar Holmes
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KHQ News reported today that trees damaged by recent wind storms are going to be more susceptible to infestations of some bark beetles next spring. Forest health officials at the Idaho Department of Lands recommend removing damaged trees and burning, chipping or removing branches from the property. It got me wondering if burying beetle infested wood in a huglebed will kill the beetles. I've googled around for a few hours and not found anything. Does anybody have information about that? (I did see a report that chipping is not necessarily a good idea).
 
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If the beetles that you have are the same pine beetle that we have (which is causing widespread changes to millions of acres of forested land in my province) then you are fine to bury beetle killed trees in your hugulkultur.

The beetles are long gone (and the only thing that kills them is serious long cold snaps in winter or intense forest fires).

What kills the tree is actually a fungi that is carried into the tree by the beetle.
 
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I agree. If beatles are present, they are going to run their course. None of the millions spent on both sides of the boarder have worked.

Make use of the wood in any way you can.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it. (I'll take the freeze over the fire )
 
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