2008-06-29

Bark beetles a growing problem in MT


As the debate over global warming continues, Montana and surrounding states have been seeing more warmer winters, which is leading a growing problem: bark beetle populations are on the rise, and that has some scientists worried.

The beetle eats and lives under a trees bark, and as they lay eggs, the tree can become smothered and die.

As mild winters become a regular occurrence in the state bark beetles now have a better chance of survival.