Friday, August 20, 2010

In the Woods

Our friends live on Silver Star Mountain, surrounded by large Pine and Birch trees making us feel as though we are nestled in the woods on our holidays.  The Pine beetle has gotten a few of their Pine trees and we were there to help 'fell' one of the infected trees to chop into fire wood and hopefully prevent the spread of the beetles to the other beautiful trees.  We quickly planted another baby pine tree in the hopes that someday it will 'replace' the tree that was chopped down.
Pine Beetles kill the trees, turning the wood a blue colour and the needles red.  Part of the reason British Columbia has so many forest fires burning right now is because our forests are like matchsticks of dead trees that are easily lit in the dry and hot condition. 

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