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Pine Beetles Invade Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Pine beetles are invading Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon.

Park officials say the beetles are targeting the signature white bark pine trees.

Crews are cutting dead lodge pole pines around campgrounds that pose a safety hazard.

The park is also stapling the trees with a packet that gives off an odor to keep the unwanted bugs away.

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  1. don jones says:

    wow, must have been your first time at crater lake.
    they have been doing that for YEARS and YEARS.
    (it is not news)
    glad you got a chance to go to crater lake this summer, KEZI “staff”

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